Quentin Tarantino accused of trying to kill Uma Thurman
In a recent interview, Uma Thurman revealed a secret feud with director Quentin Tarantino after he allegedly made her do a dangerous stunt on Kill Bill
In a recent interview, Uma Thurman revealed a secret feud with director Quentin Tarantino after he allegedly made her do a dangerous stunt on Kill Bill. Her accusations refer to a famous scene which sees her driving the blue convertible to Kill Bill. Uma told the New York Times she didn't want to drive the car as it had been deemed unsafe by others on set, but said Tarantino, who described her as his muse, forced her.
"Quentin came in my trailer and didn't like to hear no, like any director," she said. "He was furious because I'd cost them a lot of time. But I was scared. He said: 'I promise you the car is fine. It's a straight piece of road.' Hit 40 miles per hour or your hair won't blow the right way and I'll make you do it again.' But that was a deathbox that I was in. The seat wasn't screwed down properly. It was a sand road and it was not a straight road."
She smashed into a palm tree and unseen footage released to Thurman 15 years later by Tarantino shows her slumped over the steering wheel and being carried out of the car. She said: "When I came back from the hospital in a neck brace with my knees damaged and a large massive egg on my head, I wanted to see the car and I was very upset. Quentin and I had an enormous fight, and I accused him of trying to kill me. And he was very angry at that, I guess understandably, because he didn't feel he had tried to kill me."
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