Leonardo DiCaprio Gives Syracuse a Thrill
While Leonardo is filming “Revloutionary Road” (of which these photos are from), he did take some time out of his busy schedule to visit his girlfriend Bar Refaeli, who is filming a movie in Syracuse. While doing so, he gave a waitress at the local Johnny Rockets a little thrill. No one except for server Erika DeSocio recognized DiCaprio, and she gladly took his table.
“I am at Johnny Rockets waiting on my tables and I see this man come up to the counter with a black Boston (Red Sox) cap and sunglasses on, sweater with a collared striped shirt under it, shorts and men’s sandals on.
“I noticed and recognized him right away and no one else did to my surprise. . .so I said, ‘Hi are you all ready to order?’
“He said, ‘Yeah. I’ll have a strawberry shake, a chicken club and an order of American fries. . .wait, make that a diet instead of the shake.’
“I said, ‘OK, no problem.’
The story continues, along with the camera phone photo that Erika DeSocio took of Leo and herself, after the jump.
“I got him all his food, made him laugh once cause the club that he got was ending up everywhere. . .it was getting so messy and falling all over that I said, ‘You want me to get you a knife and fork?’
“He laughed and nodded no. Very polite man, friendly, nicely dressed.
“He asked for his check and I said, ‘It’s all set. If you don’t mind me asking, what are you doing in Syracuse?’ That is when he realized I knew who he was.
“He said, ‘Oh, I’m visiting a friend that’s shooting a movie here.’ “
(Bar Refa’eli, an Israeli model and actress widely reported to be DiCaprio’s girlfriend, is the leading actress in “Session,” a movie Israeli director Haim Bouzaglo is filming in Syracuse until Monday. )
“He goes, ‘What did you mean when you said it’s all set?’
“I said, ‘I took care of your check.’
“He goes, ‘No no no! Let me pay for it.’
“I said, ‘No, really, it’s my pleasure. It’s not very often I get to wait on a celebrity, so it’s definitely my pleasure.’
“He smiled. I mean, the bill was only $9 so I really didn’t mind.
“He said, ‘ Well this is for you’ and gave me a $20 bill.”
DeSocio asked DiCaprio one favor: Could she take a photo of him with her?
Out came her cell phone. They posed together. Click.
Then DiCaprio left. Just another anonymous guy walking through Syracuse’s busiest marketplace.