In recent weeks, Uma Thurman has claimed that filmmaker Quentin Tarantino knowingly endangered her life during a stunt for Kill Bill.
She’s spoken at length about what she remembers from the scene; how she was afraid after feeling a searing pain that she may not walk again, how she fought with Quentin on set after her return from the hospital about the stunt, and how she felt the production company turned a blind eye to the situation.
Apparently Tarantino has sent Uma the footage of the stunt in question.
Maybe a lot of people will see this as Tarantino trying to clear his name, but Uma herself says she’s glad he sent her the footage. She posted a clip of it on her instagram today along with a new take on the entire situation, where she has pretty much forgiven Quinten but not the producers nor Harvey Weinstein (for his involvement in this situation, not the other thing):
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.
The big reveal there is Thurman reversing her feelings towards the director’s position in the situation:
“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.”