Diane Kruger says 'working with Quentin Tarantino was pure joy', defends Inglourious Basterds choking scene

PTI

Feb,07 2018 19:31:45 IST

Actor Diane Kruger has defended Quentin Tarantino, who is under fire following a New York Times article that said the director choked and spit on Uma Thurman for one of the scenes in Kill Bill.

Kruger was also a part of a 'choking' scene in Tarantino's movie Inglourious Basterds but the actor said she was treated with a lot of respect.

In the New York Times piece, Thurman also alleged that Tarantino forced her to drive an unsafe car as part of a stunt on the set of Kill Bill, which crashed and injured her.

Tarantino, on his part, has expressed regret for Thurman's accident, calling it the "biggest mistake" of his life.

Quentin Tarantino with Diane Kruger/Image from Twitter.

Quentin Tarantino with Diane Kruger/Image from Twitter.

Kruger took to Instagram to defend the director.

"In light of the recent allegations made by Uma Thurman against Harvey Weinstein and her terrifying work experience on Kill Bill, my name has been mentioned in numerous articles in regards to the choking scene in Inglourious Basterds. For the record, however, I would like to say that my work experience with Quentin Tarantino was pure joy. He treated me with utter respect and never abused his power or forced me to do anything I wasn't comfortable with," she wrote.

The actor called the movement against sexual harassment post the Harvey Weinstein revelations an "important moment".

"My heart goes out to Uma and anyone who has ever been the victim of sexual assault and abuse. I stand with you," she said.

The director, who was criticised by Hollywood celebrities such as Jessica Chastain and Judd Apatow after Thurman's interview, has landed in another controversy.

In an old interview, which has resurfaced now, Tarantino is heard defending director Roman Polanski over charges of raping a 13-year-old girl.

Updated Date: Feb 07, 2018 19:33 PM