Leonardo DiCaprio calls me ‘lover’, says Once Upon a Time in Hollywood co-star Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt has said that his Once Upon a Time in Hollywood co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio, calls him ‘lover’.
This image released by Sony Pictures shows Leonardo DiCaprio, left, and Brad Pitt in a scene from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.(AP)
This image released by Sony Pictures shows Leonardo DiCaprio, left, and Brad Pitt in a scene from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.(AP)
Published on Feb 06, 2020 06:10 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByHT Correspondent

Hollywood actor Brad Pitt says he his Once Upon A Time In Hollywood co-star Leonardo DiCaprio calls him ‘lover’ and that they both root for each other.

Asked about his chemistry with DiCaprio, Pitt said: "Lover. He calls me Lover. It's a bit confusing, but I roll with it. You'll find, with most of the guys, I would say we're all pretty much rooting for each other, we all have respect for each other, we all have a good laugh with each other. And it plays, and it's pretty easy."

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is a fictional story of fading stardom told through aging star Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt). Quentin Tarantino has woven real life stories into the plot with the infamous Charles Manson murders, including actor Sharon Tate, as a backdrop.

This image released by Sony Pictures shows Brad Pitt, left, and Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. (AP)
This image released by Sony Pictures shows Brad Pitt, left, and Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. (AP)

Pitt added that he loves working with Tarantino. "He has such a verve for the filmmaking process. He's knows he's not going to be there, but for 10 films, so it's not going to be indefinite. He has such reverence for filming and for film that, he makes a party out of it. He loves a story. If we're in the middle of a good story, the take is going to wait. We'll get to the take and it's going to be good, but we're going to finish the story," said the actor.

At the moment, Pitt is looking forward to the upcoming Oscar ceremony, in which Once Upon A Time In Hollywood has garnered 10 nominations. Pitt has been nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category, and has been a firm favourite in the category all through the awards season. The other categories in which the film is nominated at the Oscars are Best Film, Best Director (for Tarantino), Best Actor (for DiCaprio) Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Costume Design and Best Production Design.

The Oscars ceremony will air in India on February 10.

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