How An Oklahoma Cowboy Ended Up In A Movie With Leonardo DiCaprio.

Nick Lay, an Oklahoma cowboy, never thought he’d be in a movie, let alone sharing movie lines with Leonardo DiCaprio. But when Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon was filming on his property, he got the chance to be an extra.

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Oklahoma cowboy shares movie scene with DiCaprio.

Lay was nervous about meeting DiCaprio, but DiCaprio was really cool. Lay told Fox 12 Oregon,

"He was just like one of us. He was just a regular guy."

They even got to share a few lines together in a wedding scene. Lay said, “It was pretty surreal. I mean, here I am, a cowboy from Oklahoma, and I’m talking to one of the biggest stars in the world.”

Lay said the experience was awesome. He learned a lot about filmmaking and got to meet some of the most talented people in the industry. He’s also grateful for the opportunity to have shared the screen with DiCaprio.

Lay said, "It was a dream come true. I'll never forget it."

In addition to the experience being surreal, Lay said it was also educational. He learned a lot about how movies are made, from the casting process to the filming process to the editing process. He also got to see how hard everyone works on set.

Lay said that he would definitely do it again if he had the chance. He said, “It was an amazing experience, and I’m so grateful that I got to be a part of it.”

Lay’s story is a reminder that anything is possible. Even a cowboy from Oklahoma can end up sharing movie lines with Leonardo DiCaprio.

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The film “Killers of the Flower Moon” tells the story of the systematic murder of Osage Nation members in the 1920s for their oil-rich land. The film, which is about a WWI veteran who ends up working for his crooked uncle (Robert De Niro), is a tale of trust and betrayal that centers on the devoted but treacherous relationship between Mollie Kyle (Lily Gladstone), a member of a larger Osage family, and Ernest Burkhart (Leonardo DiCaprio).

How An Oklahoma Cowboy Ended Up In A Movie With Leonardo DiCaprio.
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"I mean, the first time I saw him and got to speak with him, I was going, 'I loved you in Titanic. She could’ve let you on that headboard. I mean, come on now.' No, but I was very nervous," Lay recalled. "Even forgot, not his name, DiCaprio, but I forgot his, you know, the part he was playing and that type of stuff. And by the time they started, you know, in action, I was like, ‘Oh, no, we're going.’"

It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and the steak and ice cream served on set were “great,” but for Lay, it was also personal because she is a Cherokee and the state tribal crime victim liaison for Oklahoma. He searches for resources for Native Americans who are the victims of violent crimes in that capacity.

“In Oklahoma, it happened to other tribes, Cherokee tribal members, other tribal members, where we got land allotments and they tried to take our land and cattle and everything away from us, too,” Lay explained. “It’s a story that needs to be told.”

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How did you get cast in the movie?

I was approached by a producer while the crew was setting up on my property. I was shocked and excited at the same time.

What was it like working with Leonardo DiCaprio?

He was super down-to-earth and easy to work with. We had a lot of fun filming together.

What was the most challenging part of being in the movie?

The hardest part was trying to memorize my lines. I’m not used to acting, so it was a bit of a challenge for me.

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