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    [Listening] What question does the host ask?

    What question does the host ask in this video to make everybody laugh?

    Here is the auto-generated transcription of Youtube but I am not sure if the words in red are correct.

    and how did you prepare to play an active fill of self-doubt is that it was a reach I think that

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    Re: [Listening] What question does the host ask?

    and how did you prepare to play an actor full of self-doubt? [stutters] Is that it a reach?

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    Re: [Listening] What question does the host ask?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    and how did you prepare to play an actor full of self-doubt? [stutters] Is that it a reach?
    What does reach mean here? I checked the dictionary and guessed it might be

    the limit within which someone can achieve something.

    But why is it funny?

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    Re: [Listening] What question does the host ask?

    Your guess is right.

    DiCaprio is not noted for being full of self-doubt in real life. He was asked if it was very hard to prepare to play the part of an insecure actor.

    It's not very funny. They laughed mainly out of politeness.

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    Re: [Listening] What question does the host ask?

    After some stumbling, the interviewer asks Was that a reach? He effectively means Was that difficult for you?

    They laugh because Leo Di Caprio is an actor full of self-doubt (as they all are), so it obviously was not difficult for him to imagine playing one. The question is sarcastic.
    Last edited by jutfrank; 12-Nov-2019 at 01:18.

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    Re: [Listening] What question does the host ask?

    Fair enough. I stand corrected.

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