You may have noticed that the hashtag #metoo is still trending on almost every social media platform. The discussion started with ‘the monster of Hollywood‘, Harvey Weinstein. In the meantime, multiple actresses have shared their stories about sexual intimidation (or worse) but there was one person who kept her mouth shut, until now: Uma Thurman. The actress started her success with the Kill Bill trilogy (produced by Harvey Weinstein) and decided to share her experience in a long interview with the New York Times. You can read the full article online, which we definitely recommend because Uma has many things to share:
“The complicated feeling I have about Harvey is how bad I feel about all the women that were attacked after I was”.
However, Uma’s interview doesn’t only mention Harvey Weinstein and his nasty business but also the director Quentin Tarantino. And not in a positive sense, we can tell you. Not only did Quentin humiliate Uma to make her perform better, he also forced her to record a car stunt without protection, which didn’t end well as the actress was left with “permanently damaged neck and screwed-up knees.” Now, almost 15 years later, Uma finally got hold of the footage and decided to share it on social media:
“I was not a groundbreaker on a story I knew to be true. So what you really saw was a person buying time.”
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.
In the meantime, Quentin has also responded (via Deadline): “Quentin Tarantino has responded to allegations that he forced actor Uma Thurman into unsafe working conditions during the filming of Kill Bill, calling his decision to get her to perform a stunt “the biggest regret of my life”.
Not sure what scene we’re talking about? This scene: