Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio Had the Sweetest Things to Say About Late Co-star Luke Perry

Like most other Dylan McKay stans, we were rocked by actor Luke Perry's unexpected death in March at age 52. Turns out, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio were too. 

The only difference is, they were able to work with Perry on the upcoming film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and now they're opening up about the experience in an interview with Esquire.

Both recall being starstruck by the opportunity to work with Perry. Says DiCaprio, "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!'"

For Pitt's part, he says he practically yelled, "That's Luke f--king Perry!" Which, same. He continued, "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."

Both say the experience was really special, and one that they likely won't forget. "Man, he was so incredibly humble and amazing and absolutely committed," Pitt said. "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." 

The three will appear together on the big screen starting July 26 when Once Upon a Time in Hollywood hits theaters. The darkly comedic crime film takes place in Los Angeles in 1969 as the last remnants of Hollywood's Golden Age start to disappear. The film will focus on a washed-up actor, Rick Dalton (DiCaprio), and his stunt double, Cliff Booth (Pitt), who live next door to Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie), a murder victim of the Manson Family.

Really kind words, you two. 

Watch Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Luke Perry in the New ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Trailer