Leonardo DiCaprio says he's signed up for Elon Musk's trip to Mars

Leonardo DiCaprio has achieved so much as an actor on earth, you might think he's getting a little bored of life on the planet.

Well, he has apparently already set his sights on Mars. DiCaprio revealed during a talk with President Obama about climate change that he has signed up for going to Mars on Elon Musk's first trip there. Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, plans to get humans to Mars as soon as 2025, with a reportedly high risk of dying.

DiCaprio said this while talking to Obama and the climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe as part of the South by South Lawn event at the White House, Inverse reports. The three discussed climate change before the premiere of DiCaprio's new documentary on the subject, "Before the Flood."

Musk and the Mars trip came up while Hayhoe was explaining the need to get regular people to connect to the reality of climate change and its effects.

Before he blasts off, check out what Leo's doing on Earth:

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09: Leonardo DiCaprio seen shopping after leaving The New York Shaving Company on June 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Team GT/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: Leonardo DiCaprio is seen in the East Village on June 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: Leonardo DiCaprio is seen in the East Village on June 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 5: Leonardo DiCaprio and his friend Richie Akiva attend the Men's Singles final between Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Andy Murray of Great Britain on day fifteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland-Garros stadium on June 5, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 19: Leonardo DiCaprio attends the amfAR 's 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 19, 2016 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for amfAR )
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 26: Leonardo DiCaprio is seen on the West Side Highway on May 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 22: Actor/activist Leonardo DiCaprio speaks during the Paris Agreement For Climate Change Signing at United Nations on April 22, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - MARCH 23 : Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio poses after breaking open a barrel of sake to celebrate his Best Actor Oscar during the Japanese premier for his new movie 'The Revenant' in Tokyo on March 23, 2016. (Photo by David Mareuil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 20: (CHINA OUT) Actor Leonardo DiCaprio attends a press conference of new movie 'The Revenant' on March 20, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, winner of the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for 'The Revenant,' poses in the press room during the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Loews Hollywood Hotel on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)

"The reality of it is, if you're a human living on this planet — which most of us are, yeah?" Hayhoe joked. "As long as we haven't signed up for the trip to Mars. I don't want to know if anyone has, I think you're crazy."

That's when DiCaprio admitted of the Mars trip, "I did."

While the scientist tried to assure the star that he's not actually insane, the president deadpanned, "I think you'll acknowledge he's crazy."

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