By Claire Gregory, entertainment reporter

Brad Pitt has joked that it was good to have Leonardo DiCaprio helping him out on their new film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.

Pitt – who plays a stuntman in the latest offering from Quentin Tarantino – told Sky News he enjoyed finally appearing on screen with his old friend.

"He's a good egg," Pitt said of the Oscar winner at the film's premiere in London.

"Easy peasy, and I was really happy to have him to help carry the load."

The Fight Club star admits the atmosphere on set was also helpful when it came to his performance.


"Quentin [Tarantino] just keeps a really fresh vibe going, just a lot of talk about film, a lot of laughs and telling stories in between takes.

"And then we get pretty good takes," he continued.

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The film is set in 1969 in the build-up to the Manson murders as Hollywood was changing.

Image: Quentin Tarantino directed Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

DiCaprio plays an actor struggling with his career – a feeling he has not encountered.

"All I know is I love doing what I do," he told Sky News.

"I look at this as a great gift and I try my best to do the best films I can while I'm here and able to work.

"And I try my best to work with directors that I feel have something to say and have a great vision."

It is not the first time DiCaprio has worked with Tarantino and he says making this period piece – described as a love letter to Hollywood – with the director was special.

"Quentin is one of those filmmakers who really takes the film making practice into an era that I think we've now passed with CGI and digital," DiCaprio said.

"He literally recreated all of Hollywood Boulevard, everything was authentic around us, the people Read More – Source

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