Uma Thurman and Quentin Tarantino appear to mending their rift. On Monday, Tarantino told MTV's podcast, "Happy Sad Confused" that he and Thurman have "recently" "talked" about giving fans a third and final installment on the beloved Kill Bill franchise.
"I have thought about it a little further. We were talking about it literally last week," Tarantino said. "If any of my movies were going to spring from my other movies, it would be a third Kill Bill."
That's surprising because it was widely believed they'd never work together after Thurman described a Kill Bill stunt gone horribly awry, seemingly blaming him for the incident.
"Quentin came in my trailer and didn't like to hear no, like any director," she told the New York Times. "He was furious because I'd cost them a lot of time. But I was scared. He said: 'I promise you the car is fine. It's a straight piece of road... Hit 40 miles per hour or your hair won't blow the right way and I'll make you do it again.' But that was a deathbox that I was in. The seat wasn't screwed down properly. It was a sand road and it was not a straight road."
She performed the scene, but was injured.
"The steering wheel was at my belly and my legs were jammed under me... I felt this searing pain and thought, 'Oh my God, I'm never going to walk again,'" she said. "When I came back from the hospital in a neck brace with my knees damaged and a large massive egg on my head and a concussion, I wanted to see the car and I was very upset. Quentin and I had an enormous fight, and I accused him of trying to kill me. And he was very angry at that, I guess understandably, because he didn't feel he had tried to kill me."
At the time, disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein (whom Thurman accused of sexual assault, a claim he denied) tried to essentially bribe her into silence. It took Thurman 15 years to get footage of the accident from Tarantino, and she posted it on Instagram, captioning it: "Quentin finally atoned by giving it to me after 15 years, right?... Not that it matters now, with my permanently damaged neck and my screwed-up knees."
DAUGHTER SIGNS ON
Another sign that Thurman and Tarantino have made their peace is that her daughter Maya Hawke (whom she shares with ex Ethan Hawke) appeared in Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (out Friday).
Hawke told People of her work with him: "I've never been on a set where every single person who was there was equally as excited to be there as the actors and the director and everyone were. He's been working with the same people for so long and he's executed such amazing work. Everyone has a tremendous amount of faith in him and in the projects and it gives an amazing collaborative feeling on set."