Quentin Tarantino has finally opened up about the incident that Uma Thurman suffered while filming the movie Kill Bill.
Just recently, the actress posted a video on her Instagram page that showed the car crash she was a victim of while filming the action thriller that was released in 2003.
The actress released the footage after revealing in an interview that like many other female Hollywood stars, she suffered sexual misconduct at the hands of disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, who also worked on Kill Bill.
The iconic movie director sat down with Deadline and admitted feeling guilty and responsible for Thurman’s accident.
Tarantino regarded the car crash as one of the biggest regrets in his life. He also stated that he helped Thurman obtain the footage so she could cope better with her memories of the crash.
The Oscar-winning director stated he underestimated the danger involved in driving a car at that particular location at the time. He tested the road for the scene before Thurman got in the vehicle and his calculations were wrong.
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.
Because of this, he did not know about the dangerous curve which led the actress to an accident while filming.
According to Tarantino, it was through such horrible mistakes that directors learn things in life. He expressed his deep regret about not checking the road properly and not taking the time to fully inspect the curves.
Tarantino also stated that the crash caused a downfall in his otherwise close relationship with Thurman.
The professional history between the two dates back to 1994 when they made Pulp Fiction together.
He confessed: “Just horrible. Watching her fight for the wheel like that and remembering hammering about how it was safe and she could do it. Emphasizing that it was a straight road, a straight road…the fact that she believed me, and I watched this little S curve pop up. And it spins her like a top. It was heartbreaking. It is beyond one of the biggest regrets of my career; it is one of the biggest disappointments of my life. For a myriad of reasons.”
One person reacted to story by saying: “That is horrifying and disgusting. I am glad you posted it and exposed them, even after all these years.”
Thurman seems to have moved on with her life as best as she can and is currently starring in The Parisian Woman on Broadway.