Diane Kruger Defends Quentin Tarantino Following Uma Thurman's Comments About The Director

Uma Thurman's interview with The New York Times made two things obvious- she despises Harvey Weinstein and she was upset with director Quentin Tarantino for a long time.

Speaking to Deadline, he said he had encouraged her to drive a refitted auto for one of the movies' most memorable scenes, despite her trepidation about the plan. Video that Thurman provided the Times - provided to her by Tarantino himself - shows her struggling to control the auto before crashing, and then being lifted out of the vehicle. Just recently, Tarantino provided her with the footage of the crash, and Thurman took to Instagram to say that she's not holding him accountable for what had happened to her that time.

"He was wrong. I bet he knows it", said Geimer. I told her it would be safe.

"Watching her fight for the wheel.remembering me hammering about how it was safe and she could do it. Emphasizing that it was a straight road.the fact that she believed me, and I literally watched this little S curve pop up", Tarantino now clarified. However, the direction of the drive was reversed at the last minute as the light changed, and the road was not tested in that direction, he told Deadline Hollywood. I wanted to make sure she had all of the answers she had been seeking. He acknowledges convincing her to do a risky driving scene which ended in a crash.

"And it spins her like a top". In an interview with Deadline Hollywood, Tarantino apologized for putting her in that auto, stating, "It's the biggest regret of my life, getting her to do that stunt".

The actress and the director agree that the crash undermined what had been a close relationship between them. The son of a 16-year-old single mother, Tarantino spent adolescence shuffling between homes in Los Angeles's workaday neighbourhoods and skipping school to watch TV (the Japanese channels would later inform Kill Bill) and movies.

But Tarantino said the pair reconciled years ago and had talked since the New York Times story was published over the weekend. "It needed to be that mix of saliva and the brown juice", Tarantino told Deadline Hollywood of the scene in which he spat tobacco-filled saliva all over her face.

In an Instagram post on Monday, she praised him for helping her obtain the crash footage after 15 years when he knew "it could cause him personal harm".

However, her request for a stunt driver was denied, and "Kill Bill" director Tarantino insisted that she drive the auto, convincing her that it was safe.

Lawrence Bender, a frequent Quentin Tarantino collaborator who served as a producer on "Kill Bill" in 2003, said he had "deep regret" over the resulting pain Thurman suffered, but claimed he in no way attempted to cover up the accident.

  • Kyle Peterson