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Things We Saw Today: Luke Perry’s Moment in the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Trailer Made Us Cry

Luke Perry in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

This year, we had to say goodbye to Luke Perry. Many of us fell in love with him back in Beverly Hills 90210, and from there, our love grew with his Fred Andrews in Riverdale. So, color me shocked when he ended up as one of the top-billed actors in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’s latest trailer, a movie that includes not only Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, but also Al Pacino and Margot Robbie. Needless to say, it’s a stacked cast.

While the trailer gave us a bit more of a look at Margot Robbie’s Sharon Tate, it also brought to light a bit of Perry’s role in the movie. For his fans, it’s truly amazing seeing him honored as one of the top-billed actors on the movie.

And maybe I cried a little over both Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt having their geek out moments about Perry in an Esquire interview. DiCaprio’s reaction?

“And for that matter, you know, Luke Perry! 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!'”

And Brad Pitt wasn’t that different:

“‘That’s Luke fucking Perry!’ 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.”

It’s going to be interesting to see Perry shine in this film, and honestly, I cannot wait.

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(via The Hollywood Reporter, image: Sony Pictures Releasing)

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