Thurman, one of the stars of Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction," also said that just before shooting began on the director's "Kill Bill: Vol.
1," which came out in 2003, she told him about Weinstein and he confronted the mogul, leading him to apologize.
"That was a deathbox that I was in," Thurman was quoted as saying.
"I was not a groundbreaker on a story I knew to be true. You're like an animal wriggling away, like a lizard." Later, she alleged, she arranged a meeting with Weinstein and warned him: "If you do what you did to me to other people you will lose your career, your reputation and your family, I promise you." The Times article says Thurman's memory of the Weinstein encounter stops there, but it quotes a friend who was waiting downstairs as saying Thurman emerged from an elevator disheveled and shaking.
And despite that we had set up everything in this shot, I listened to it. TARANTINO: The idea was for her to drive around 30-45 mph, just to get the hair blowing. That was one of my most horrendous mistakes, that I didn’t take the time to run the road, one more time, just to see what I would see. That is just not the way it looked, going in the opposite direction.
What I did was, I drove down this road, this one lane little strip of road with foliage on either side, in Mexico. I knew she was a shaky driver, but she had a license. Far from me being mad, livid and angry, I was all…smiley. With all the foliage on either side, her driving 35 would seem like 60. Maybe the opposite direction there was kind of an optical illusion.
I never talked to Uma about this, but I don’t exactly know exactly what caused the crash, and Uma doesn’t know exactly what caused the crash. I thought, if I get this footage to her and she puts it out there in the world, that a crash expert can look at it and determine exactly what happened on that road. It was in a weird dubious Mexican Cantina, and that was kind of exciting. I’m sure when it was brought up to me, that I rolled my eyes and was irritated.
We even had a New Yorker reporter, Larissa Mac Farquhar, who almost went with us to the next shot. But I’m sure I wasn’t in a rage and I wasn’t livid. I had not heard about anything about a guy from transpo saying that the car didn’t work.