Luke Perry was 'excited' about son Jack starring alongside him in 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

Jack says he didn't grow up watching his father on the screen but added that the 'Riverdale' actor threw himself into his roles regardless of them being big roles and/or commercial roles.


                            Luke Perry was 'excited' about son Jack starring alongside him in 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

Jack Perry will be seen acting alongside his father, the late Luke Perry, in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming film 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'.

Jack, a professional wrestler, opened up about his experience on Chris Jericho's podcast titled 'Talk is Jericho'. "He's like, 'I want you to be in the same film or collection of footage that I'm in,' and he was really adamant about it. I was like, 'Alright dad, I'll do it.'"

"My dad was so excited about that. That kind of reinvigorated him and reenergized him. He said, 'If I never work again, I'm happy with this," he added.

Luke Perry speaks onstage at the Riverdale Sneak Peek and Q&A during New York Comic Con at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on October 7, 2018 in New York City. (Getty Images)

In the same episode, Jack also shared his experience of working with Tarantino. "Tarantino is a really cool guy," he said. The 21-year-old added, "Tarantino told me, 'I handpicked your dad for this,' I guess because his role was kind of symbolic. He definitely knew he wanted my dad for it."

Jack admitted that he didn't grow up watching his father on the screen, but added that the 'Riverdale' actor threw himself into his roles regardless of them being big roles and/or commercial roles.

"I really haven't watched a ton of him acting but he did these movies in Canada, like 'Goodnight for Justice'. He did those because he loved cowboy movies and he always wanted to be a cowboy. He did these movies so he could ride a horse. That, I think, in my heart, that’s my favorite [film of his] because that’s him doing what he wanted to do," he said.

Actor Luke Perry reacts to son Jack's climbing ability at an afterparty for the premiere of "Garfield - The Movie" at the Twentieth Century Fox studio lot on June 6, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

It was on February 27 earlier this year that Perry was hospitalized following a stroke. The actor was under observation for five days but died on March 4, 2019, aged 52.

'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' stars Leonardo DiCaprio in the role of actor Rick Dalton, while Brad Pitt plays his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth. The film premieres at the Cannes Film Festival later this month and opens on July 26, 2019.

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