Busy Philipps Angrily Recalls Auditioning for Quentin Tarantino in 'Short Shorts'
The 38-year-old actress took to her Twitter on Monday in reaction to resurfaced audio from a 2003 Howard Stern interview in which Tarantino, 54, seems to defend Roman Polanski in the wake of his infamous statutory rape case. The actress said she was “embarrassed” she auditioned for the director in the past following the release of the audio and the allegations Uma Thurman made against him in a New York Times article.
“Like f—ing spiting on an actresses face and choking her wasn’t enough,” Philipps said, referencing the reporting done by Maureen Dowd in New York Times that the director had spit on Thurman and choked her during the filming of Kill Bill.
“F— this guy. F— anyone who works with him. I’m embarrassed that I ever auditioned for him. F— him,” Philipps tweeted.
She continued of the audition, “That I f—ing showed up in SHORT SHORTS AND FLIP FLOPS as requested because I WANTED THE JOB. This business sucks and enables predators and F—ING ENOUGH.” She also added, “Btw this was 10 year ago. I’m SURE IM TOO F—ING OLD NOW.”
In the Times article, Thurman herself alleged that the Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill director — who worked closely with her and Harvey Weinstein on both projects — forced her to do a stunt in Kill Bill that left her neck “permanently damaged” and her knees “screwed-up.”
The director told Deadline in an interview published Monday that he was “guilty” of getting Thurman into the car that would eventually crash into a tree, “but not the way that people are saying I am guilty of it.”
“It’s the biggest regret of my life, getting her to do that stunt,” he said.
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Tarantino also said Thurman was on board and aware that he was going to have to spit on her face during one scene and choke her during the another.
“It was Uma’s suggestion. To just wrap the thing around her neck, and choke her. Not forever, not for a long time,” he said. “I was the one on the other end of the chain and we kind of only did it for the close ups. And we pulled it off.”
Thurman later reposted footage of the her crash and said that she believed the “circumstances of this event were negligent to the point of criminality,” but clarified that she didn’t believe there was malicious intent from Tarantino and forgave him.
“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,” Thurman wrote. “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.”