"I didn't go barging into Uma's trailer, screaming at her to get into the vehicle", the director said.
Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman attend the Closing Ceremony and "A Fistful of Dollars" screening during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 24, 2014. In reality, it was Tarantino's hand that were used to actually shoot the scene.
It's the biggest regret of my life, getting her to do that stunt. "For a myriad of reasons". He had tested the auto and the route she was supposed to drive that day and told her it was safe.
"I was assuming that when we did it, we would have maybe a pole behind Uma that the chain would be wrapped around so it wouldn't be seen by the camera, at least for the wide shot", he said. "But a trust was broken", he admitted.
Tarantino also said he was "happy" to have been able to provide Thurman the footage of the crash after locating it in a storage warehouse 15 years later.
"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". "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".
Tarantino said it was decided at the last minute because of the light to have Thurman drive the auto in the opposite direction.
Mira Sorvino, who dated Quentin Tarantino at one point, had also been harassed by Harvey Weinstein. "And she agreed with it, she knew it would look good and she trusted me to do it". The star ultimately crashed into a tree and sustained permanent damage to her neck and knees.
Tarantino has been at the center of controversy lately after allegations surfaced claiming that he carelessly put Uma Thurman's life in danger on the set of Kill Bill. "What really got me about the crash was that it was a cheap shot".
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That turned out to be the problem, Tarantino said.
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"I am guilty, for putting her in that auto, but not the way that people are saying I am guilty of it", Tarantino told Deadline, claiming that nobody in the filming team that day considered the drive a stunt.
"Would you ever seduce a 13-year-old with pills and booze?"
Uma Thurman and Harvey Weinstein attend the 2016 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on February 10, 2016 in New York City.
A spokeswoman for Weinstein said the producer acknowledges making "an awkward pass 25 yeas ago in England after misreading her signals".
Tarantino ultimately admits the accident "was heartbreaking".
He also rejected the seriousness of Polanski drugging the girl before raping her.
Metro.co.uk has contacted Tarantino's rep for comment.
Following the Times' interview with Thurman, many media outlets emphasized her experiences with Tarantino over her allegations against Weinstein.
The director said: "I knew that the piece was happening". She didn't get hurt.