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• In a recent cover story for Esquire, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCapr I discussed the moment when they Luke Perry on the It was once seen in Hollywood set.
• The movie Quentin Tarantino marks the final role for Perry, who died in March.
• Once upon a time in Hollywood was released on July 26th.
Someone had to be a big deal to keep Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt in the stars. But that's exactly what Luke Perry did in his last movie role.
In a recent title interview with Esquire the two stars, along with legendary director Quentin Tarantino, discussed his new film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. E Finally, the trio experienced working with some members of the film's overwhelming cast.
The discussion centered around the late, great Burt Reynolds, who was originally cast in Tarantino's film but had to be replaced by Bruce Dern after his death before DiCaprio happened to mention how impressed he was I saw the 90210 star on the set of the movie for the first time.
"And for that matter, you know, Luke Perry!" DiCaprio said. Perry plays like DiCaprio a fictional television actor in Once upon a time … " I remember my friend Vinny, who also starred in the movie, we went in and both had that butterfly moment of like Oh my God, this is Luke Perry over there! "
Pitt was also impressed by the presence on set – he considered Perry an" icon of coolness "as a teenager.
" This is Luke fucking Perry !" Pitt remembers screaming. "It was this strange excitement I had to deal with him, man, he was so incredibly humble and amazing and totally committed, he could not have been kinder and more wonderful to spend time with." I was allowed to sit down and have a few wonderful conversations with him. It was really special. "
Tarantino, of course, had the experience of running the entire film, and says that he finished Perry's last scene only three days before his visit, the actor's memorial service, which made him think about other moral issues he had in his career in the past had:
"Grunge bands loved Reservoir Dogs. I think it was just a good tour bus movie. Kurt Cobain was such a huge fan so much that I thank you on the third album. And I never met him. His people called me and said, "Hey, would you like to meet him?" And I go, "I'd like to, but I'm in pre-production of Pulp Fiction, so maybe sometime after that." But he never did it.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will be released on July 26 and will be Perry's last role.