Quentin Tarantino Gave His Side Of The Story About That Crash On The Set Of “Kill Bill”

Instead, the director told Deadline that he was “sure when it was brought up to me, that I rolled my eyes and was irritated.

“Anyone who knows Uma knows that going into her trailer, and screaming at her to do something is not the way to get her to do something,” he said.

“That’s a bad tactic and I’d been shooting the movie with her for an entire year by this time. I would never react to her this way.”

“So we’re going down the road and I’m looking at it, watching it and I thought, this is going to be okay,” Tarantino told the outlet, recalling his own experience in the stunt car.

“There are no weird dips, there were no gully kinds of things, no hidden S-curves,” he said.

“It was just a straight shot.”

Tarantino says he reported back to Thurman, who was in her trailer for makeup, that the scene would essentially go off without a hitch. “Uma’s response was…’Okay,'” he said. “Because she believed me. Because she trusted me.”

According to the Times, Thurman was adamant about not wanting to drive the car, and reportedly asked for a stunt person to fill her role.

Though Tarantino said he traveled the road to ensure there were no obstacles that would interfere with Thurman’s safety, the direction the car traveled was reversed to accommodate better lighting.

What Tarantino didn’t account for, with this new change in direction, was the twist in the road. “I thought, a straight road is a straight road and I didn’t think I needed to run the road again to make sure there wasn’t any difference, going in the opposite direction,” he said.

Tarantino said the accident was “beyond one of the biggest regrets of my career, it is one of the biggest regrets of my life.”

The director elaborated on his remorse, saying, “It affected me and Uma for the next two to three years.”

“It wasn’t like we didn’t talk,” Tarantino continued. “But a trust was broken. A trust broken over a year of shooting, of us doing really gnarly stuff. Doing really big stunt stuff.”

“I wanted her to do as much as possible and we were trying to take care of her and we pulled it off. She didn’t get hurt. And then the last four days, in what we thought would be a simple driving shot, almost kills her.”

“She feels it’s very possible the car was destroyed, at Harvey Weinstein’s insistence, and at Bennett Walsh and Lawrence Bender’s execution,” Tarantino said.

“Me and Uma weren’t talking about stuff like that, the aftermath of her being in the hospital, coming out and wrapping up the movie. Frankly, I didn’t think about the car, after the crash, one iota.”

BuzzFeed News has reached out to Walsh and Bender for comment.

Tarantino said that, at the time he dated Sorvino, he “chalked” up her issues with Weinstein to the fact that “Harvey had a big crush on her.”

“She told me those stories,” he said. “I was horrified for her and frankly embarrassed for him, that he had to make desperate moves like that.”

Before the production of Kill Bill, Tarantino said he confronted Weinstein, a producer on the film, to apologize to Thurman for the sake of the project.

“I believe her,” Tarantino said he told Weinstein, referring to Thurman’s accusations of sexual assault against him. “And if you want to do Kill Bill, you need to make this right.”

Uma Thurman Posted Footage Of Her “Kill Bill” Set Crash That She Says Was Covered Up

Thurman said she was posting the footage as a way to “memorialize” the recent New York Times piece over the weekend detailing her allegations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein.

Thurman spoke to columnist Maureen Dowd almost three months after her original cryptic response to the then-developing Weinstein scandal, which came to light after reports published by the New Yorker and New York Times.

The actor told Dowd that Weinstein “tried to shove himself” on her during one incident at the Savoy Hotel in London.

“He did all kinds of unpleasant things,” Thurman continued. “But he didn’t actually put his back into it and force me. You’re like an animal wriggling away, like a lizard. I was doing anything I could to get the train back on the track. My track. Not his track.”

“The circumstances of this event were negligent to the point of criminality,” Thurman wrote on Instagram. “I do not believe though with malicious intent.”

According to Thurman, she didn’t feel comfortable maneuvering the stunt car she was tasked with operating.

“The seat wasn’t screwed down properly,” she told the Times. “It was a sand road and it was not a straight road.”

Thurman added that Tarantino had instructed her to “hit 40 miles per hour” or else her hair wouldn’t “blow the right way.”

Thurman said that, as a result of the crash, she left the hospital in a neck brace with “my knees damaged and a large massive egg on my head and a concussion.”

“I am proud of him for doing the right thing and for his courage,” she added later, disclosing that Tarantino was the one responsible for obtaining the video footage for her, fully knowing that it could potentially “cause him personal harm.”

However, Thurman took film producers Lawrence Bender and E. Bennet Walsh — along with Weinstein — to task for allegedly covering up the crash, calling it “unforgivable.”

Thurman wrote that the men “lied, destroyed evidence, and continue to lie about the permanent harm they caused and then chose to suppress.”

BuzzFeed News has reached out to Bender and Walsh for comment.

CAA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

33 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About “This Is Us”

1) The series was originally titled 36. Creator Dan Fogelman changed it after pitching the project as a “show about us.”

2) Fogelman’s original script was for a feature-length film and focused on Jack and Rebecca having sextuplets.

3) The first trailer for This Is Us broke a Facebook record when it surpassed 50 million views within 11 days of its release.

4) In 2017, the series became the first network drama to be nominated for Outstanding Drama Series at the Emmy Awards since 2011.

5) With his portrayal of Randall, Sterling K. Brown became the first African American actor to win both the Golden Globe and SAG Award for Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series.

6) In 2018, the show became the first network drama to win Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series at the SAG Awards since Grey’s Anatomy won in 2006.

7) Milo Ventimiglia helped inspire the role of Jack. After his initial audition, Fogelman changed the original character concept to help fit Ventimiglia.

8) Mandy Moore and Ventimiglia have known of each other’s work for a while. Ventimiglia first crossed paths with Moore at the premiere of A Walk to Remember in 2002.

9) In college, Susan Kelechi Watson received a $5,000 scholarship from Denzel Washington to go study Shakespeare at the University of Oxford.

10) Before booking the role, Chrissy Metz worked at the casting agency that represents Hannah Zeile, who plays teenage Kate. Metz remembered seeing Zeile’s headshots in the office.

11) Logan Shroyer, who plays teenage Kevin, auditioned once and booked the role the next day.

12) Before starring as Toby, Chris Sullivan voiced Geico’s now iconic Hump Day camel.

13) Ron Cephas Jones’s real-life daughter, Jasmine Cephas Jones, was the original Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds in Hamilton.

14) The character of Kate is based on Fogelman’s sister Deborah, who also struggled with her weight growing up. She’s even a consultant on the series.

15) Ventimiglia said a lot of his inspiration for Jack comes from his own father.

16) Kelechi Watson actually gets to choose some of what Beth wears on screen. She also has a big say in her hairstyles.

17) It takes the makeup department three and a half hours to apply the prosthetic makeup that transforms Moore into the older version of Rebecca.

18) The first time Metz saw Moore as the older version of Rebecca she started crying.

19) Ventimiglia did 223 push-ups while they were filming the scene where young Randall (Lonnie Chavis) is on Jack’s back.

20) The scene in Season 2 in which the Pearsons visit Kevin in therapy/rehab was actually filmed at Justin Hartley’s real-life wedding venue.

21) That scene is the longest scene This Is Us has filmed so far. The finished product is roughly 13 minutes long.

22) Ventimiglia is responsible for getting Sylvester Stallone to guest-star on the show. He played Stallone’s son in Rocky Balboa and called in a favor.

23) In order to film Ron Howard’s guest appearance in Season 2, production briefly moved to London to accommodate his filming schedule of Solo: A Star Wars Story.

24) Ventimiglia has earned the nickname “Papa” on set.

25) Ventimiglia even studied the entire call sheet for the series so he could learn everyone’s names on the cast and crew. He shows up to set on days when he’s not working just to hang out.

26) The entire cast has several group messages so they can stay up to date on each other’s lives. They also love sending funny GIFs back and forth.

27) Metz, Hartley, Kelechi Watson, and Moore brought the actors who play young Kate, young Kevin, teenage Kevin, and young William as their plus-ones to the 2018 SAG Awards. They wanted to make sure everyone was able to attend.

28) The Chavelle car that Jack drives on the show is actually Ventimiglia’s personal car.

29) Fogelman had an idea of how Jack was going to die from the beginning. When delivering his initial script to NBC he told them where the show was going because it was important for them to understand the arc of the characters.

30) When they filmed the big fire scenes for the Season 2 premiere and the post-Super Bowl episode, they filmed for three nights, an hour and a half outside of L.A. They used a fake name for the series on signs so crew members could find the set but no fans would.

31) The cast has known about the fire and how Jack died for a year and a half now. The code word for talking about it amongst the cast was “The Marble.”

32) Metz barely had enough money to pay for gas to get her to the audition for Kate. When she officially booked the role, she only had 81 cents left in her bank account.

33) And finally, Metz has an email from Fogelman’s producing partner framed on her wall at home. It reads, “Just curious, who got [the part of] Kate?” It stands as a reminder of a moment that changed her life dramatically.

37 Ways “Stranger Things” Would Be Different If It Were Set In 2018

1) First off, everyone would definitely be in a group text called “The Upside Down.”

2) Instead of playing Dungeons & Dragons, the boys would be sitting in Mike’s basement secretly binge-watching Game of Thrones.

3) The Hawkin’s A.V. Club would’ve been excited to get a super high-tech VR headset, not a new HAM radio.

4) Joyce and Hopper would be trying to avoid their old high school classmates on Facebook.

5) “Mornings are for a Starbucks flat white and contemplation.”

6) Google searches for “Are aliens real?” would’ve skyrocketed in Hawkins, probably to the point of alerting the government.

7) Eleven still would’ve stolen boxes of Eggo waffles, but also some Halo Top ice cream.

8) Lady Bird would be playing at the movie theater instead of All the Right Moves.

9) Joyce would be working at the local Walmart instead of at Melvald’s General Store.

10) Instead of giving Will an X-Men comic for winning their bike race, Dustin would give him a Runaways comic.

11) When looking for a disguise for Eleven, Dustin would’ve found an old Hermione wig in the basement.

12) Instead of loving the song “Should I Stay or Should I Go” by The Clash, Jonathan and Will would’ve been jamming to “Feel It Still” by Portugal. The Man.

13) Also, Jonathan would’ve made Will a Spotify playlist as opposed to a mix tape of his favorite songs.

14) “Friends don’t break a snap streak. Ever.”

15) Chances are Steve and Nancy would’ve started dating because they matched on Tinder.

16) Barb’s parents would’ve fed Nancy and Steve Chick-fil-A instead of KFC.

17) Steve would tell Dustin that the secret to his hair is actually Kardashian Beauty Oil.

18) Also, Steve’s hair would have its own Twitter account: @StevesLusciousLocks.

19) Jonathan would have an amazing Instagram and definitely would’ve tried to save up money for a new iPhone with portrait mode.

20) All of Will’s drawings would’ve been on an iPad instead of pieces of paper.

21) Bob wouldn’t be carrying around a camcorder — he would just use his iPhone to make home movies.

22) Instead of dressing up as the Ghostbusters for Halloween, the boys would’ve dressed up as the Avengers.

23) Will would try to convince Joyce to see It rather than Poltergeist.

24) “I think it’s kinda cool. It’s like you have superpowers or something. Like Wonder Woman.”

25) Instead of reading Anne of Green Gables to Eleven, Hopper would’ve read her a passage from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

26) Kali and her friends would definitely be Snapchatting Eleven and all her cool powers.

27) Eleven would’ve had to explain to her Uber driver why she was traveling alone to visit her mom.

28) Dustin would’ve started an Instagram for Dart and posted some adorably strange photos.

29) Bob would’ve used his deep understanding of Google Maps to help him decipher Will’s map of the tunnels.

30) Nancy and Steve would’ve gotten a Facebook invite to the Halloween party instead of being handed a flyer in the school hallway.

31) Instead of having a poster of Blondie in her room, Nancy would have a poster of Kesha.

32) Billy and Max would’ve been the new kids from California that were so cool because they used to live next to a celebrity like Selena Gomez.

33) The boys would try to beat Max’s high score in HQ Trivia, not Dragon’s Lair.

34) Murray Bauman would run a successful government conspiracy blog from his home office. He would even have tape over his webcam.

35) Will would end up turning “Bob Newby Superhero” into a webcomic.

36) The Hawkins Lab technicians would be preordering a ton of Elon Musk’s new flamethrowers.

37) And finally, Eleven would be a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show after becoming a viral internet sensation.

The New “Cloverfield” Movie Is Going To Drop On Netflix After The Super Bowl

The new Cloverfield movie — called The Cloverfield Paradox — is going up on Netflix after the Super Bowl ends.

The surprise was announced during an ad in the first half of the game that promises it was “coming very soon.” Netflix then sent out an email to press that it will go up after the game. This will end the many delays in releasing this film, once called God Particle, then referred to as the untitled Cloverfield movie, then God Particle again, then rumored to be Cloverfield Station, and finally The Cloverfield Paradox.

The film’s sale to Netflix — reported as a possibility last month — is a financial win for Paramount, the studio that off-loaded it, and for producer J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot. And now Netflix benefits from the stunt of the movie’s surprise drop, which is very much in line with the franchise’s viral history, as well as being in business with the sought-after Abrams. Paramount had long wondered how to market this film, and feared the end product seemed more like a “Syfy channel pilot,” said a source close to the movie, and not something designed for theatrical release. Representatives from Paramount, Bad Robot, and Netflix did not respond to requests to comment.

First developed in 2012 by Bad Robot and Paramount, the project has been troubled from the start. Initially, it was meant to have a budget under $5 million and was not set in the Cloverfield universe. In 2015, Doug Jung was hired to revise Oren Uziel’s original screenplay; the following year, news broke that the film was to be part of the Cloverfield franchise, which began with 2008’s Cloverfield ($170 million worldwide on a $25 million budget) and continued with 2016’s 10 Cloverfield Lane ($110 million worldwide on a $15 million budget). The final budget for Paradox was reportedly more than $40 million.

As with all Abrams projects, the film has been shrouded in secrecy — there hadn’t even been a glimpse of it until Sunday night, in front of more than 100 million viewers. Paradox is set on the International Space Station, where a group of astronauts is imperiled by both external and internal forces (something seems to be murdering them!). Directed by Julius Onah, and starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Daniel Bruhl, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris O’Dowd, and Zhang Ziyi, the movie was filmed in summer 2016. But it needed work, and there were reshoots in late 2017, overseen by Abrams, which apparently included a new ending.

Despite Netflix’s purchase of Paradox, Paramount retains the rights to any future Cloverfield films. And one may come out sooner rather than later: Overlord, Abrams’ upcoming World War II zombie film, is scheduled to be released (by Paramount) in November, and according to the internet, it’s Cloverfield 4.

Kate Aurthur is the chief Los Angeles correspondent for BuzzFeed News. Aurthur covers the television and film industries.

Contact Kate Aurthur at kate.aurthur@buzzfeed.com.

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