Brad Pitt & Leonardo DiCaprio Recall Working With Luke Perry

brad pitt leonardo dicaprio recall working with luke perry
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt raved about their Once Upon a Time in Hollywood co-star Luke Perry in a recent interview with Esquire.

Luke, who plays Scott Lancer, another fictitious TV actor in the film, sadly passed away in March after suffering a stroke.

Leonardo, 44, shared, “I remember my friend Vinny, who is in the film as well, we walked in and we both had this butterfly moment of like, ‘Oh my God, that’s Luke Perry over there!’”

“‘That’s Luke f–king Perry!’” Brad, 55, added. “We were like kids in the candy shop because I remember going to the studios and [Beverly Hills, 90210] was going on and he was that icon of coolness for us, as teenagers. It was this strange burst of excitement that I had, to be able to act with him. Man, he was so incredibly humble and amazing and absolutely committed. He couldn’t have been a more friendly, wonderful guy to spend time with. I got to sit down and have some wonderful conversations with him. It was really special.”

Director Quentin Tarantino said, “I went to the memorial, and three days earlier I had finished cutting together Luke’s last scene.”