Washington, Nov 7 : Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio is happy to pass on his legacy of being a 'teen idol' to actor Zac Efron - and has appreciated the 'High School Musical' star for taking his place as the poster boy for young female fans.
The 33-year-old star insists that he was never happy with the teen idol tag and has spent many years trying to shake the title of 'sex symbol'.
DiCaprio says that he is delighted to see how new stars, like High School Musical star Efron handles his fame.
"I look at young Zac Efron and think 'Go get it pal, leave me in peace.' I was never happy with the teen idol tag at all - never wanted to be a sex symbol or all that stuff - it was the work that appealed to me. Really nothing else," Contactmusic quoted him, as saying.
"(I have) total respect for how young stars like Zac handle it all. Really total respect," he added.