A couple of months, Uma Thurman revealed that she had sustained major knee and back damage while filming Kill Bill and Kill Bill Vol. 2 back in 2003. The car she was driving was about as iffy as Quentin Tarantino’s dye job, and she ended up crashing. At the time, she accused Quentin of trying to kill her. If you ask Uma’s knees whether they’d like to work with Quentin again, they’d probably answer by knocking out “NO” in Morse code. But if you ask Uma, like someone recently has, she’d answer yes.
Congratulations to standing ovations and Uma Thurman! You have now joined Madonna, Abby Lee Miller, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and theater texters on the illustrious list of Things That Patti LuPone Has Verbally Slapped Down. You should be honored.
Patti LuPone is doing Company in London in the fall, and to promote it she talked to The Guardian. And whenever La LuPone opens her mouth to talk, precious jewels of priceless hate falls out.
Over the weekend, Uma Thurman accused Quentin Tarantino of doing several unpleasant things to her while filming Kill Bill and Kill Bill 2, including chocking and spitting on her, and pressuring her to do a car stunt scene, which ended in a crash that messed up her back and knees. Diane Kruger’s name was brought up in articles covering Uma’s story, as Quentin admitted in a 2009 Parade interview that he choked her while filming Inglourious Basterds because Christoph Waltz didn’t want to do it. Diane responded and would like you to know she’s Team Quentin.
It’s probably safe to say that Quentin Tarantino’s phone was blowing up on Saturday (and for once it wasn’t the slew of push notifications from SoleSlobbers.com). The New York Times dropped an interview with Uma Thurman in which she finally spoke about her awful experiences with Harvey Weinstein, and she talked about QT as well. Uma accused Quentin of being a major asshole on the set of Kill Bill and Kill Bill 2, like enthusiastically standing in for Michael Madsen to spit on and choke her, and forcing her to drive (and subsequently crash) a stunt car. Oh, and trying to hide the evidence of said crash for 15 years. Quentin has recently spoken to Deadline in an attempt to defend himself.
Uma Thurman fought the molten rage that was preventing her from speaking out against her former cinematic overseer Harvey Weinstein, and finally did so in a New York Times piece yesterday. Uma claims Harvey sexually assaulted her, threatened her career if she took any action against him, and supposedly colluded with his pet director Quentin Tarantino to mess with her on the set of the Kill Bill movies. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Horrendous Harvey might be planning on suing Uma for falsely accusing him. Keep in mind that Uma is the 635,412th woman to accuse Harvey of sexual assault in recent months, so methinks his case is shaky. He wouldn’t even make Judge Judy with it. He wouldn’t even make that one show where there’s three low-rent judges who argue with each other and then take it out on the defendants with it. (Three low-rent judges does not make a Judge Judy.)
Some of us are still putting Lidocaine on the “flames, flames on the side of my face” we received when Uma Thurman was asked about the malignant Harvey Weinstein back in November. Through gritted teeth, Uma said she wasn’t quite ready to talk about Harvey unless the reporter was into being at ground zero during a nuclear detonation. Well, it’s February and Uma is ready. In a New York Times piece by Maureen Dowd called “This Is Why Uma Thurman Is Angry,” Uma opened up.