Los Angeles: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who finally walked away with the prestigious gold statuette at the 88th Academy Awards here for his role in Alejandro González Iñárritu's directorial "The Revenant", took up beekeeping as a hobby to handle stress before the awards ceremony.
The 41-year-old was introduced to the hobby by his mother's boyfriend David Ward as a means to deal with stress before the Oscars, reports mirror.co.uk.
"Leo and David are really close and a few months ago Leo was telling him how hard it had been to relax with all the attention. David is a beekeeper in his spare time and told Leo it’s a great way to get lost in your own world," The Sun newspaper quoted a source as saying.
"Leo gave it a go and loved it. Now he has even built a few hives for his garden here. Beekeeping has helped take his mind off all the awards chat and has kept him chilled out,” the source added.