What It’s *Really* Like To Be Leonardo DiCaprio’s Assistant

Most girls on the planet have probably fantasised about Leonardo DiCaprio in one way or another. 

Working with him? Definitely near the top of the wish list (right after marriage and babies, obvs). 

But have you ever wondered what this Oscar winner (oh YES) would really be like as a boss? 

Well, wonder no more. Because the Huffington Post have tracked down Leo’s former assistant Kasi Brown to tell it exactly as it was. 

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An aspiring actress at the time, Kasi assisted Leo whilst he was filming for The Aviator in 2003.

So, how did she get the gig? (Don’t worry, that was the first thing that came to our minds too).

Kasi had a friend who had already done the job – how handy, eh? – so it was probably a ‘who you know’ situation.

What was he like? Refreshingly down-to-earth by the sounds of it. Kasi recalled a time when they were discussing Halloween. According to her, Leo said it was his favourite holiday, because he ‘said it was nice to be able to walk amongst people and interact with them without recognition. Just be like everybody else without any expectation.’  

It seems that they had a lot of fun whilst working together, too. 

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She revealed to Huffington Post, ‘Leo and I always had fun on set.’

They ‘love[d] to observe people and goof around playing characters, doing accents, whatever.’


Kasi is now an actress and director in her own right. The pair also had an inside joke, as she reveals, ‘Sometimes, I would pretend that he was the stereotype of an entitled celebrity and when he would ask me to do something, I would bow and in a beaten-down voice say, “Yes, sir, anything you like sir, anything else, sir?” and he would laugh and tell me to knock it off.’

Okay. Enough. Excuse us while we go and fall in love with him just a little bit more…