Tarantino Responds And Admits Uma Thurman’s "Kill Bill" Crash Is His "Biggest Regret"

Submitted by: fancylad 8 months ago in Entertainment News & Politics


Quentin Tarantino responded publicly late yesterday to his former girlfriend Uma Thurman, following a New York Times story (IAB posted it here) in which the actress said her Kill Bill director made her perform a driving stunt that resulted in her being injured in a car crash. The video of the crash is down below.

Tarantino told Deadline Hollywood that, in hindsight, making Thurman drive in the remote South American scenes was "one of the biggest regrets of my career" and admitted that he "rolled my eyes and was irritated" when he heard of Thurman’s reluctance to do it. The director insisted he didn’t force Thurman to get in the dubious convertible, but "I told her it would be safe and it wasn’t. I was wrong." Thurman posted footage of the crash on Instagram on Monday, saying Tarantino was "deeply regretful and remains remorseful" over the incident.

i post this clip to memorialize it’s full exposure in the nyt by Maureen Dowd. the circumstances of this event were negligent to the point of criminality. i do not believe though with malicious intent. Quentin Tarantino, was deeply regretful and remains remorseful about this sorry event, and gave me the footage years later so i could expose it and let it see the light of day, regardless of it most likely being an event for which justice will never be possible. he also did so with full knowledge it could cause him personal harm, and i am proud of him for doing the right thing and for his courage. THE COVER UP after the fact is UNFORGIVABLE. for this i hold Lawrence Bender, E. Bennett Walsh, and the notorious Harvey Weinstein solely responsible. they lied, destroyed evidence, and continue to lie about the permanent harm they caused and then chose to suppress. the cover up did have malicious intent, and shame on these three for all eternity. 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 money with any decency.

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Male 493
Love her. Kill Bill is a classic. Glad she is still with us.
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Male 6,117
kill bill 1 and 2 so worth it, movie sex at its best. good lord, Puma Thurman i Luv U XXL irl omg.  
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Male 4,093
as a fan of quenten tarantinos work, i too am glad that it seems like he is being sincere. but as a lover of film and movies in all shapes and form, i am pissed. safety comes before everything, theres even a song about dancing safely, and its awesome. joking aside, i remember a few years ago when a woman was killed on the set of an uncompleted bio pic about greg allman called midnight rider. they were filming illegally on train tracks over a bridge, a train came around the corner, the cast and crew had to scramble to get out of the way, several people were injured and a camerawoman named sarah jones was killed. it started the safety for sarah movement, a campaign for safe work conditions in the film industry. the producers were charged with involuntary manslaughter and faced jail time. and then theres the shitstorm john landis caused on the set the twilight zone movie where 3 people died in a helicopter crash, two of them were children. i dont even know where to begin on that one, all i can say is despite the fact i love deer woman and an american werewolf in london, fuck john landis. spielberg had this to say about the twilight zone accident, "No movie is worth dying for. I think people are standing up much more now than ever before to producers and directors who ask too much. If something isn't safe, it's the right and responsibility of every actor or crew member to yell, 'Cut!'" im glad uma thurman is okay, and im sure quentin tarantino learned a valuable lesson, but i am upset that he put her in that position.
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Male 9,474
He gave her the video and he apologize,  I think Quentin is pretty damn sincere.
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normalfreak2 He gave her the video... after 15 years of her trying to obtain it. That's almost old enough to vote.

He may be sincere, but sincere people can still be arseholes.
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Male 18,150
normalfreak2 I'm glad that he isn't going to get career fucked. He seems a better man than I've historically given him credit for.
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Male 1,839
I am glad to see quentin has the balls to admit he was wrong.
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