Leonardo DiCaprio may be one of Hollywood’s most famous men, but he’s an expert at hiding his private life.
We’ve had glimpses of his relationship through paparazzi photos and the occasional interview, but perhaps the biggest clue to what DiCaprio really is is his relationship with him at the height of his career. It comes from someone who worked closely with him, that is, his assistant.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s former assistant has opened up about working with DiCaprio.
Kashi Brown served as DiCaprio’s assistant during the filming of “The Aviator” in 2003, and resigned after filming was completed.
She got the job from a friend who was DiCaprio’s assistant during the filming of 2002’s Catch Me If You Can.
Brown got the chance to bond with everyone while filming “Catch Me If You Can,” and became DiCaprio’s assistant when the friend moved on to other projects.
Since then, Brown has had nothing but good things to say about DiCaprio.
“Leo and I always had fun on set,” Brown told The Huffington Post in 2016.
Their relationship was full of humor and the two would often joke around. She also revealed a joke the two had on many accounts.
“Sometimes I pretended he was the stereotype of the celebrity he was entitled to,” said Brown. “And when he asked me to do something, I bowed. and said in a beaten voice, “Yes sir whatever you like, sir do you have anything else?” He laughed and told me to stop doing it. ”
She said DiCaprio is very “down-to-earth.”
An aspiring filmmaker, Brown said he learned a lot from DiCaprio on set.
He was smart and got along with everyone on set.
“He’s very down-to-earth and likes sharing stories and life experiences with people.”
Moreover, seeing him work with passion inspired her.
“One day, on the way down, I saw him stepping on every crack and speck in the floor of our path,” Brown said. “He was playing Howard Hughes with OCD and I realized he was becoming a character.”
Brown also got the chance to appear in “The Aviator” when one of the stars failed to reshoot a scene.
DiCaprio and film director Martin Scorsese praised her acting skills.
“When they cut, Marty came up to me and said, ‘You’re an actress!’ In an impressed voice,” Brown said.
“They both made me feel really good about my performance and the work I was doing to help Leo and learn everything I could on set.”
The two stayed in touch even after Brown stopped being DiCaprio’s assistant.
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When Brown began working on her project, DiCaprio encouraged her to submit work to his own production company.
In 2015, Brown was finally able to write and direct the comedy film Gone Doggy Gone.
She said DiCaprio was one of the people who continued to support and help her throughout her career.
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