Leonardo DiCaprio was only attacked, not raped by bear in The Revenant

  • ANI, Washington DC
  • Updated: Dec 02, 2015 14:07 IST
The bear in question and Leonardo DiCaprio. (YouTube)

Fox Studios has issued a statement refuting rumours that star Leonardo DiCaprio was raped by a bear in his upcoming movie The Revenant.

In a statement, the studio said the Titanic actor was attacked by a female bear which was protecting her cubs, Us magazine reports.

The studio also pointed out that DiCaprio, who will portray the role of real-life frontiersman Hugh Glass in film, was attacked by a bear while depicting the scene during an 1823 expedition of the American wilderness.

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Earlier, there were rumours that the actor’s character Glass was brutally attacked by a bear who reportedly then flips him over on his back and proceeds to molest him.

Read: Leonardo DiCaprio slept in dead animal’s body for The Revenant

Helmed by Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez, the forthcoming adventure-thriller film will also star actors Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter among others and is slated to hit US theaters on December 25, 2015.

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