"It’s the biggest regret of my life," says Tarantino

Director responds to Uma Thurman on stunt gone wrong

by Jennie Kermode

Quentin Tarantino says he helped Uma Thurman retrieve crash footage
Quentin Tarantino says he helped Uma Thurman retrieve crash footage Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Two days after Uma Thurman described being injured in a car crash on the set of Kill Bill, Quentin Tarantino has responded, saying that insisting she drive the car herself was the biggest regret of his life. In an interview with Deadline Hollywood, he took responsibility for placing her behind the wheel and said she had a right to blame him.

Denying that he knew there was anything wrong with the car, the director added that both he and Thurman had their suspicions about the reason for the crash. He also recalled confronting Harvey Weinstein about his alleged sexual assault on the actress and insisting that he apologise to her, saying that it was at that point that he came to believe there was a pattern in the producer's behaviour towards women and reiterating that he wishes he had been less complacent about it.

The last two days have seen a public outcry against Tarantino. He maintains that he and Thurman remain friends.

Share this with others on...

The house by the water Brian O'Malley on Gothic horror, Irish history and The Lodgers

Release the bats Kelly Greene on Attack Of The Bat Monsters

A taste of romance Sophie Brooks on first dates, food and The Boy Downstairs

Turtle power Michaël Dudok de Wit on The Red Turtle and Robinson Crusoe

Shooting in a warzone Talal Derki on the dangers of filming Of Fathers And Sons, and why it was important to do it.

New filmmaker in residence programme launched Starlight will focus on underrepresented communities

More news and features

We're bringing you all the latest news and reviews direct from the Berlinale.

We're looking forward to the Glasgow Film Festival.

We've recently been at Sundance, the Palm Springs film festival, and Made In Prague.

Read our full for recent coverage.

Visit our festivals section.


More competitions coming soon.