“I am guilty, for having placed her in that car, but not because of what people are saying that I am guilty,” Quentin Tarantino said Tuesday responding to accusations by actress Uma Thurman that she put her life at risk during the filming of one of his movies.
The Pulp Fiction director told the website Deadline Hollywood than allowing Thurman to perform a stunt scene in a car that crashed during the filming of Kill Bill in 2003 “is what he most regrets” in his life.
Tarantino’s statements come after the actress acusara al director of having “mistreated” her during the filming of the movie.
Tarantino told Deadline that no one on the film crew that day considered that driving the car could be dangerous.
“Uma was uneasy about the driving scene,” she stated. “It was just about driving. Nobody looked at it as a stunt scene. Maybe we should have seen it that way, but we didn’t. I’m sure when they brought it up, I made a disapproving gesture and was irritated. But I’m sure it was. I was neither angry nor angry, “he said.
In his statements to the newspaper New York Times Over the weekend, Uma Thurman spoke for the first time about the abuse she has suffered as a woman in Hollywood.
The actress said that during her career she was raped, was a victim of machismo, abuse of power and male intolerance.
Thurman also detailed the reasons for his breakup with Tarantino, with whom he filmed Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill, two of the actress’s most successful films.
In particular she accused him of “attempted murder” for forcing her to drive the car with a breakdown for the famous car accident scene in Kill Bill 1.
Thurman published the scene of the accident in the New York Times.
The actress alleged that there were known problems with the vehicle and that Tarantino became “furious” at her insistence that they use a stuntman during filming and forced her to drive.
Tarantino responded by claiming that he drove the car in one direction to test it, and then asked Thurman to drive it in the opposite direction.
The director assured that he had not tried the route once again “It was one of my most horrendous mistakes“.
As a result of the accident, Thurman said he had suffered neck and knee injuries.
According to Tarantino, he didn’t realize there was a twist on the way back. “I thought it was going to be okay. It was a straight scene … with no hidden curves.”
“I was very satisfied thinking that she could do it, that there would be no problems.”
“Uma’s answer was ‘ok’. Because he believed me. Because he trusted me… and I told him it would be safe. And it wasn’t. I was wrong”.
“I didn’t force her to get in that car. She got in the car because she trusted me.”
Tarantino added: “It is the thing I regret the most in my life. As a director, you learn things and sometimes you learn them by making horrible mistakes. That was one of my most horrible mistakes, that I did not take the time to test the way, once more, to see what he found. ”
“It was horrible”
He stated that “it was horrible” to see the accident.
“It broke my heart. Besides being one of the things I regret the most in my career, it was one of the harassments I regret the most in my life.”
“It affected me and Uma for the next two or three years. We didn’t stop talking. But trust was broken.”
On Instagram, Thurman stated that she was proud of Tarantino for finding the footage of the scene and delivering it to him.
“Quentin Tarantino is deeply sorry and contrite for this sad event, and gave me the footage years later so that I could show and publish it, despite the fact that it is most likely an event for which it will never be possible to do justice. “
The actress added: “He also did it with the full knowledge that it would cause him harm, and I am proud of him for doing the right thing and for his courage.”
In the interview with Deadline, Tarantino also responded to other allegations published in the New York TimesAmong them, she spat in Thurman’s face for the Kill Bill scene in which Michael Madsen appears on screen doing that, and tried to strangle her with a chain for another scene in the film.
Tarantino said: “I love Michael, he’s a great actor, but I don’t trust him with this kind of complicated work. So the idea is that I do it, I take responsibility. Also, I am the director, so in a sense I artistically directed (the scene of) the spit. “
Regarding the scene of the strangulation, Tarantino said that that was a suggestion from the actress.
About the article New York Times, Tarantino stated, “Uma was confused about the revolt against me all weekend … she never wanted to cause this to me.”
“We are both one of the closest people we have to each other.”
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“It’s what I regret the most in my life”: Quentin Tarantino’s response to the harsh remarks of actress Uma Thurman