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Austin Butler Reveals the Advice Leonardo DiCaprio Gave Him on Working with Baz Luhrmann

Austin Butler Reveals the Advice Leonardo DiCaprio Gave Him on Working with Baz Luhrmann

Austin Butler is opening up about reaching out Leonardo DiCaprio.

In a new interview, Austin, 30, revealed that he reached out to Leo, 47, to get some advice about working with Baz Luhrmann before they started production on Elvis.

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If you didn’t know, Leo has worked with Baz, 59, on two movies – first on the 1998 movie Romeo + Juliet and again on the 2013 movie The Great Gatsby.

While they were on set of Quentin Tarantino‘s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Austin asked Leo about some advice working with Baz.

“Leo told me, ‘Baz is going to constantly keep you off balance, and it’s going to pull things out of you [that] you never knew you had inside you,’” Austin told EW. “That’s exactly the experience that I had.”

Austin went on to say that Leo was right and that things did extreme when filming Elvis.

“There were days where I just thought, ‘Baz, why don’t we just do what we prepared?’” Austin recalled. “I realized that he would push me right to the edge of what I was capable of. You capture lightning in a bottle in a way — if you had just done the thing that you had prepared, it may have been more stale.”

Several months ago, Leo and Austin were spotted enjoying a night out with a bunch of famous friends!

Elvis is out in theaters now.

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