How Luke Perry's son honored his late father for final role originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com
Luke Perry's son Jack Perry marked the premiere of his late father's final film with a heartfelt tribute.
The professional wrestler, 22, shared a post featuring himself with a billboard of Luke's character in Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." This will be Luke's last film after his sudden death in March 2019.
"Big premiere tonight," Jack captioned his post. "He deserved this, and I’m very proud of it. A stud in life, and forever after. The best of the best. Love you forever."
The post featuring photographs and drone footage of Jack sitting atop the billboard, captured by videographer Danny Casillas, was flooded with comments of support from friends and former co-stars of Perry.
In May, Jack revealed on Chris Jericho's "Talk Is Jericho" podcast that he is featured as an extra in a scene with Luke in the film.
"I did some extra work," Jack said. "He's like, 'I want you to be in the same film, or like collection of footage that I'm in' ... and he was really adamant about it. I was like alright dad I'll do it."
"So you may see me sitting behind someone special," he continued.
Jack also said that his father was thrilled to be starring in the highly-anticipated film. "My dad was so excited about that," he said. "That really kind of reinvigorated him and re-energized him. Because he liked "Riverdale," but it was work, it was like his job. He told me -- he's like 'this is like you getting to wrestle Chris Jericho."
“He said, ‘If I never work again, I’m happy with this,'" Jack added.
The wrestler said that Tarantino, whom he described as "a really cool guy," told him, "'I handpicked your dad for this.'"
"I guess because his role was kind of symbolic," Jack continued. "He definitely knew he wanted my dad for it."