Published On: Tue, Feb 6th, 2018

Quentin Tarantino on Thurman’s Accident: “the Great Remorse of My Life”

WATCH Uma Thurman's "Kill Bill" Car Crash; Tarantino in respond "she drove the car because she trusted me. I told her it would be okay - and it was not, I was wrong"

 

After Uma Thurman accused Quentin Tarantino in a car accident on the set of “Kill Bill,” the director responded to the charges in an interview with the deadline site: “I remember that day very well, I heard from the production director that Uma was afraid of the scene. He did not even think it was a trick, but a driving scene, maybe we should have taken it, but we did not do it. ”

Tarantino referred to Turman’s extensive interview to The New York Times in which she accused disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of forcing himself on her sexually.

During the interview she also direct to the accident on the set of “Kill Bill,” which resulted in injuries to her neck and leg. According to the actress, Tarantino urged her to get into the car even though she asked for a stunt to replace her. “He went into my trailer and was furious because I had wested his time, and he said, ‘I promise you that the car is all right, it’s a straight path.’ He said: ‘Go at 60 kilometers an hour.”

Tarantino remembers the story differently. “I’m sure when I got to know it, I rolled my eyes and got mad, but I was not angry, I did not burst into her trailer and yelled at her to get in the car. It was already after a year’s work on the film. “I got into the car and drove that way, and I remember thinking it was going to be all right, it was a straight road, there were no bumps on the road and there were no turns, just a straight road.”

Only after driving on his own did he get into her trailer. “I was the annoying opposite, I smiled, and I told her: ‘It’ll be okay, you can do it entirely, it’s just a straight line.’ He claims that his words convinced her. “She believed me and trusted me, I told her it would be okay – and it was not right, I was wrong, I did not force her into the car, she came in because she trusted me.”

A moment before filming began, Tarantino decided to change the direction of the trip to improve lighting conditions. “I did not see how it could affect anything – a straight path is a straight path.” Despite his claims that this is a straight road, in the video of the accident, it appears that there is actually a small turn and that Turman lost control just before it. He says: “I did not think I had to check the way again, this is one of the big regrets of my life … as a director you learn things and sometimes you learn them through terrible mistakes … It was one of my terrible mistakes. , Just to see what I’ll see in it. ”

 

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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“After the accident, when Uma was evacuated to the hospital, I took this route in the opposite direction, I do not know how a straight road turns into an uneven road, but it was not straight. Maybe there was an optical illusion, and when you look at the photographs, you see that she thinks it’s a straight path, outside her window it’s a straight path, and then this tern appears and she’s not ready for it, and it got the car out of control.

“It was a terrible moment, it broke my heart … It’s beyond my greatest regret in my career, it’s my biggest regret in life.” He added that the accident damaged the connection between the two. “It affected us for two or three years … It’s not that we did not talk, simply trust between us was broken.”

Although she accused Tarantino in the New York Times interview, Thurman yesterday published the post in her Instagram account, an answer to many actors had protested against the director on social networks.

She said she does not blame Tarantino, but the production company Miramax and its people. “Tarantino was remorseful about the story, and he gave me the accident documentation years later so I could expose them, knowing that the documentation might hurt him, and I am proud that he chose to do the right thing. It’s me who is responsible for Lawrence Bender, E. Bennett Walsh, and Harvey Weinstein, who lied, destroyed evidence and continue to lie about the permanent damage they caused me.”

 

 

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