In a question and answer session with Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Julia Butters, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, Mike Moh, casting director Victoria Thomas, and stunt coordinator Zoe Bell, the cast and crew shared tips for actors, details from within the movie, and what it was like to work with Quentin Tarantino. Moderated by Sean Fennessey, Chief Content Officer, The Ringer, the conversation goes into detail about the filmmaking process behind ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’.
One of the biggest parts of the movie was making sure the movie was “authenticity” including the actors, scenes, and filmmaking aspects were important. This included working on stunts for weeks at a time and the level of dedication Brad Pitt had to work on the movie.
The cast also discussed watching videos of the real-life people the movie is based on and the challenges of working a difficult role. Including, Emile Hirsch lost 25 pounds for a small role in the project, illustrating their level of dedication.
About Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time:
Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood centers around 1969 Los Angeles during the last minutes of Hollywood’s golden age where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) face the challenges of an industry they hardly recognize anymore.
The film features an A-lit cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Julia Butters, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, Mike Moh, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, and Al Pacino.
The crew team on the film includes director of photography Robert Richardson, A.S.C., production designer Barbara Ling, film editor Fred Raskin, ACE, costume designer Arianne Phillips, make-up by Heba Thorisdottir, hair by Janine Rath-Thompson, set decorator Nancy Haigh, Sound Editor Wylie Stateman, production sound mixer Mark Ulano, re-recording mixers Michael Minkler and Christian Minkler and VFX designer John Dykstra, ASC.
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