In a New York Times report published over the weekend, Uma Thurman revealed that she received permanent injuries after crashing a car she didn’t tone comfy driving while filming Kill Bill . Director Quentin Tarantino is now disputing some of the details in the article.
In a lengthy Q& A with Deadline, Tarantino called having Thurman film the stage “the biggest regret of my life.” He knew that the article was on its way–and even facilitated Thurman acquire the footage used throughout this article–but didn’t expect the response to it and put most of the blame on Maureen Dowd, who wrote the article.
Tarantino framed the working day of the on-set car accident differently than Thurman did and denied that he had get enraged with her, though he might have gotten annoyed by her apprehension. He had tested the car and the street she was supposed to drive that day and informed her it was safe.
“I’m sure when it was brought up to me, that I reeled my gazes and was rubbed, ” Tarantino said. “But I’m sure I wasn’t in a frenzy and I wasn’t livid. I didn’t exit barging into Uma’s trailer, bellowing at her to get into the car.”
The route was eventually changed because the sunbathe was starting to set. The street , now in the opposite attitude Tarantino had measured, included a arc, which is seen in the footage released by Thurman.
Tarantino had a role in facilitating Thurman find the footage from the car crash that accompanied the New York Times article, something she had attempted to do for years. Thurman posted the footage to Instagram hours before Tarantino’s interview was published.
“Quentin Tarantino, was deep ashamed and remains regretful about this sorry phenomenon, and gave me the footage year later so i could disclose it and make it see the light of day, regardless of it most likely being an event for which right will never be possible, ” Thurman wrote on Instagram. “he likewise did so with full knowledge it could generate him personal trauma, and i am proud of him for doing the right thing and for his courage.”
i post this time to memorialize it’s full exposure in the nyt by Maureen Dowd. the circumstances of this event were careless to the point of criminality. i do not belief though with malicious purport. Quentin Tarantino, was deeply regretful and abides remorseful about this sorry episode, and gave me the footage years later so i could disclose it and give it see the light of day, regardless of it most probably being an episode for which right will never be possible. he likewise did so with full knowledge it could case him personal injure, and i am proud of him for doing the right thing and for his spirit. THE COVER UP after the facts of the case is UNFORGIVABLE. for this i hold Lawrence Bender, E. Bennett Walsh, and the notorious Harvey Weinstein alone responsible. they lied, destroyed testify, and continue to lie about the permanent harm they caused and then chose to suppress. the cover up did have malicious purport, and reproach on these three for all infinity. CAA never sent anyone to Mexico. i hope they look after other clients more respectfully if they in fact want to do the job for which they take coin with any decency .~ ATAGEND
Tarantino too protected his alternative to movie himself spitting and choking Thurman in two separate situations, which Dowd mentioned in the article. He said that he didn’t trust the actor whose character “re supposed to” spit on Thurman and said that it was Thurman’s idea to have Tarantino choke her. He added that “I couldn’t have respected Uma more during the course of its represent of” Kill Bill .
Tarantino had done the interrogation to clarify what he belief were delusions about how the New York Times presented events. But the sympathetic coverage given to him by Deadline depicted criticism.
Like fucking spiting on an actresses look and suffocating her wasn’t enough. Fuck this person. Fuck anyone who works with him. I’m embarrassed that I ever auditioned for him. Fuck him.
— Busy Philipps (@ BusyPhilipps) February 6, 2018
Via Uma Thurman’s Instragram. Tarantino obviously still deserves the analysi he got. That said, this moves me wish even more that the narrative had been given to a real reporter who would’ve clarified all of this. pic.twitter.com/ 5UEO2UIE5r
— Max B. O’Connell (@ thefilmtemple) February 5, 2018
tarantino LITERALLY refers to the car accident as the “biggest regret” of their own lives in the intro& by the end it’s increased back down to “car stuff” … it’s p clear how much responsibility he actually experiences( 0.08%) pic.twitter.com/ kwHeTZAmEQ
— Morgan A Baila (@ morganbaila) February 6, 2018
Quentin Tarantino’s totter security for suffocating Uma Thurman on camera–he wouldn’t “trust” a trained performer to do it–speaks to who he really is. Don’t mistake his longwinded rebuttals for intelligent reflections on his behaviour. https :// t.co/ rrjqQ8od 3P
— ZACH JOHNSON (@ zmjohnson) February 6, 2018
Shortly after Tarantino’s statements were published, resurfaced audio from a 2003 Howard Stern interview stirred the Twitter rounds. Here Tarantino protects Roman Polanski.
“He didn’t rape a 13 -year-old. It was statutory rape … he had copulation with a minor, ” Tarantino said. “That’s not rape. To me, when you use the word rape, you’re talking about brutal, shedding them down–it’s like one of the most violent crimes in the world. You can’t throw the word rape around. It’s like shedding the word ‘racist’ around. It doesn’t is in relation to everything beings use it for.”
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