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While filming Kill Bill: Vol. 2, star Uma Thurman was involved in an on-set car stunt accident that left her with permanent damage to her knees and neck. The actress first opened up about the incident to the New York Times earlier this year, placing the blame and the alleged cover-up on the producers -- which included Harvey Weinstein. Thurman claimed that she was pressured into the stunt, but would she ever work with director Quentin Tarantino again? Yes, but only if it were a good part. Here's what she had to say:
If he wrote a great part! I understand him and if he wrote a great part and we were both in the right place about it, that would be something else.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Uma Thurman considered if she would ever work with Quentin Tarantino, her director on Pulp Fiction and the Kill Bill films, again following her accident on the set of Kill Bill: Vol. 2. The answer was yes, but only if it were a good part and they were "both in the right place." However, Thurman went on to note that she didn't think that was likely to happen, given Tarantino's plan to retire after he makes his tenth film. The award-winning director is currently working on his ninth movie: a 1960s-set film using the Charles Manson films as a backdrop. Should he stick to his plan (which Thurman thinks he is likely to do) then the two would not have time to work together again.
In addition to claiming sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Uma Thurman detailed the car accident back in February to the Times. Thurman alleges that she was pressured into doing a car stunt that she was uncomfortable with. The actress then sustained injuries after the car veered off course during a take. Footage of the incident was made public, which Tarantino had helped Thurman find prior to her interview.
According to Keith Adams, the stunt coordinator for the film, no stunts were scheduled for that day, and no one on the stunt team was notified that Uma Thurman would be driving a vehicle. Had he been notified, Adams said he would have recommended a professional driver get behind the wheel of a roadworthy vehicle.
In a later Instagram post, Thurman wrote that she didn't blame Tarantino for the incident and that Tarantino was "deeply regretful and remains remorseful about this sorry event." Tarantino himself later opened up about the incident to Deadline, saying that they had not considered it a stunt at the time; just driving. Thurman had to drive down a straight narrow road with foliage on both sides at about 35 mph. He said that is was "one of the biggest regrets of my life" and that "a trust was broken" between himself and Thurman.