Jennifer Jason Leigh Just Might Be the Toughest Character in The Hateful Eight. See Why
In Quentin Tarantino‘s new movie, Leigh, 53, plays the murderous fugitive Daisy Domergue. She spends most of the movie cuffed to John “The Hangman” Ruth (Kurt Russell), a bounty hunter who insists on always bringing his quarry in alive to hang.
“I’ve been chained to Jennifer Jason Leigh for three months,” Russell, 64, says in an exclusive featurette . “I think it’s been one of my great pleasures to watch her blossom within this character that she’s taking full advantage of.”
Tarantino-verse mainstay Samuel L. Jackson, who plays Major Marquis Warren, the movie’s other bounty hunter, assures viewers that she doesn t just stand out among the group of men just because she’s a woman.
“She is unique in that hatefulness that all the other seven of us has,” Jackson, 67, says. “You might think she’s just some crazed psychopath, but there’s a certain Manson-esque personality inside that character.”
Channing Tatum adds, “What she’s done with Daisy is going to blow people’s minds. She’s smashing it.”
The Hateful Eight also stars Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Demién Bichir and Bruce Dern. It begins its limited run in stunning 70 mm on Dec. 25 and opens wide on Dec. 30.