Camila Morrone is opening up about why she decided to hit back at criticism of her relationship with boyfriend Leonardo DiCaprio.
Back in July, the 22-year-old actress took to Instagram in order to defend the age gap between herself and the 45-year-old Oscar winner by sharing a photo montage of Hollywood couple Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, who had a 25-year age gap, along with a caption saying: “I just hope on this Friday that people learn to live with a little less hatred and place their time and interest elsewhere, because living without hatred feels pretty good.”
In a recent interview with Vulture, Camila explained her decision to call out the haters: “I didn’t even think about it beforehand. I probably should have. [Laughs.] I’m kind of impulsive in that way,” Camila said. “I just woke up one morning and happened to look through my comments, which I never do because I never feel good after I do. I was just thinking about it and I said what I was thinking: There’s so much hate on the internet and it’s so unnecessary. I know it won’t change anything. Negative comments don’t stop because you address them. I felt like being like, ‘You guys suck! This sucks. You guys are really mean.’ I probably won’t address it again. Because then you open floodgates for people to judge you. I’ve learned more and more to just protect myself and avoid things that’ll hurt my feelings.”
“Everyone tries to decipher what I write as if there’s a hidden message and I’m like, ‘There’s no hidden message’,” Camila continued. “I don’t even put that much energy into things. I wish I did. I should probably think more about when I do things like that.”
Also pictured: Camila Morrone with co-star James Badge Dale and writer-director Annabelle Attanasio at their Film Independent special screening for their film Mickey And The Bear held at the Film Independent Screening Room on Tuesday (November 19) in Los Angeles.