Kill Bill stunt coordinator Keith Adams has opened up about Uma Thurman’s car accident on the set of the film.
“No stunts were scheduled for the day of Ms Thurman’s accident,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “All of the stunt department was put on hold and no one from the stunt department was called to set.”
The information is interesting considering Thurman’s side of the story and the footage of the crash coming to light.
“Had I been involved, I would have insisted not only on putting a professional driver behind the wheel but also insuring that the car itself was road-worthy and safe,” he added.
Earlier this month Thurman spoke out about her experiences with Harvey Weinstein and Kill Bill director Quentin Tarantino, detailing a time when she was asked to drive a blue convertible on set.
Although she was very hesitant to do it, she ended up crashing into a palm tree, getting a concussion and injuring her knees.
Thurman then said there was a “cover up” for the situation that was “unforgivable.”
The Kill Bill actress posted footage of the crash on Instagram, which Tarantino had helped her obtain after 15 years.
Thurman has said that Tarantino is “deeply regretful and remains remorseful about this sorry event” years later.
From Tarantino’s perspective, he said, “none of us ever considered it a stunt” because “it was just driving.”
“None of us ever considered it a stunt. It was just driving. None of us looked at it as a stunt. Maybe we should have, but we didn’t.”
It’s unclear whether or not the stunt team was intentionally kept out of the loop.
Looking back at the incident, he was regretful of letting Thurman get into the car saying, “I was wrong. I didn’t force her into the car. She got into it because she trusted me. And she believed me.”
Hopefully Thurman’s story prevents any harm from happening in the future.
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