Uma is one of Hollywood’s most recognizable stars. The actress achieved global stardom due to her role in the Kill Bill film series, but at a cost.
The actress shared a video from the film’s set depicting a terrifying car accident she was in.
Uma posted a video of her accident from the Kill Bill set on Instagram just days after her explosive New York Times interview.
The actress blamed the mishap on the film’s managers and producers. She claimed that the circumstances surrounding this incident were so careless that they were illegal.
She revealed that she obtained the tape years later from director Quentin Tarantino to expose it.
“I am proud of him for doing the right thing and for his courage,” the actress said of the filmmaker in a statement. “He was also fully aware that it could cause him personal harm.”
“The cover-up after the accident is unforgivable,” the actress said.
Despite her concerns about the car’s condition, Uma reported in her New York Times interview that Quentin urged her to go ahead with the interview.
In terms of the video, it depicts Uma driving a fast vehicle on an off-road track until an unexpected sharp bend and perilous bumps cause her to sustain injuries as the vehicle comes to a stop.
Uma’s accident-related injuries included knee and neck pain. It was later discovered.
What did the producers and Quentin Tarantino have to say about the accident?
Quentin said that Uma’s accident was “one of the worst regrets of my life” shortly after Uma’s interview and the tape’s public release.
The director insisted that he only tested the car in one direction before asking Uma to try it in the opposite direction.
He also admitted to making “one of my most heinous mistakes” by failing to notice the road’s turn.
The director, on the other hand, denied Uma’s claims that he persuaded her to board the vehicle. “I didn’t shove her into the car. She had enough faith in me to get in the car with me. He stated that she agreed with him.”
After the web video of the incident surfaced, Kill Bill producer Lawrence Bender responded to Uma’s claims.
“I deeply regret that Uma has suffered such anguish, both physically and emotionally, for all of these years as a result of the accident that occurred on the Kill Bill set,” he said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter.
“I never want to disappoint anyone. The safety of the professionals who work on the films I make is extremely important to me.”
However, he emphasized that there was no “cover-up,” contradicting Uma’s claims.
“I never concealed anything from Uma or anyone else, and I would never have participated in any kind of cover-up,” he said.
Uma’s life was in danger when she crashed on the Kill Bill set in 2018.
The accident’s conditions, according to a SAG-AFTRA union official, “would be a potential safety violation.”
To ensure proper and safe performance, only stunt professionals should perform stunts under the supervision of a stunt coordinator, according to the spokeswoman.
According to Uma in her NYT interview, it was a death box. Screws were not used to secure the seat. The road was sand-covered and crooked.