Uma Thurman unveiled the video of the crash of her car in a scene on the set of Kill Bill Vol.2.
The video that Thurman posted on Instagram (see below) shows the actress losing control of her vehicle before it hits a tree. It’s also part of a longer article published in the New York Times in which Thurman details his setbacks with Harvey Weinstein and Quentin Tarantino.
Thurman speaks of “crime- related negligence”about the circumstances of the event, although she says that he does not think it was intentional. The video was taken during a scene of Kill Bill Vol. 2 in which Thurman drives his famous blue Karmann Ghia convertible, when she is on her way to kill the movie’s famous villain, Bill.
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.
Before the movie started, she was asked to drive herself, although it was understood that the vehicle, which had been changed from manual to automatic, could have problems. According to Thurman, she refused, explaining that she did not feel comfortable with the conduct and preferred that it be entrusted to a stuntman. Thurman says Tarantino was furious because of the delay. He assured her that the car was very good and persuaded her to turn the scene, warning her that she had to “reach 40 miles per hour for her hair to be swept in the right way, otherwise it would have to redo the scene. “
Thurman has started in this cascade, and in the video we can see it lose control as the car gets off the road and hits a tree. Her hand is instinctively moving towards her head and we can see her in shock as the team arrives to help her. Her knees and neck suffered permanent damage during the incident and caused a chill between Tarantino and Thurman when in 2004 she was unable to recover the images of the crash because “that’s what everyone had decided together. “
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According to Thurman’s commentary on Instagra, Tarantino “full of regret” provided the video 15 years later to make it public. Even though Thurman notes the courage of Tarantino, who knows that highlighting this event could hurt her, she says that Lawrence Bender, Bennett Walsh and Harvey Weinstein have quashed the case and she considers them “solely responsible.” . “ She says the trio ” lied, destroyed evidence and continues to lie about the permanent damage they have caused and they chose to hide. “