Actress Vivica Fox poses at the Los Angeles premiere of “Hercules” in Hollywood, California, July 23, 2014
In an excerpt from her new autobiography, “Every Day I’m Hustling,” viviane reding A. Fox opened up about the observance of the famous director Quentin Tarantino’s on-set demands while working on the 2003 film “Kill Bill.”
“Three months, Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Daryl Hannah, David Carradine, and I have eight hours a day studying martial arts at a gym they put together in Culver City,” Fox wrote in an excerpt from her book, shared by The Wrap. “It was nine to five, Monday to Friday. If you are not walking in the door between 8:55 8:59, you were in trouble at 9:01. I thought I was in the goddamn Olympics or something.”
At the end of the week, the star explained that Tarantino would give for the launch of a weekly check of the general performance. But the Fox said the weekly reviews were never positive.
Fox during the “Kill Bill” premiere in 2003.
“I was so proud that our team had done it. I sat between the cute characters and sweet Uma, and I was ready for a high-five for all of us,” she recalled. “Instead, Quentin tore into us. Something about our lollygagging in the morning, if it takes too long to adjust and gabbing over coffee. He said, we have to come here at 8:30, a half hour early, as we wanted to do all of that.”
Fox confessed one time she snapped back at the director and asked if the cast was “to do something f—ing?”
While frustrated with Tarantino ‘ s tight ship, Fox praised her former co-star Thurman, who she said taught her about “sharing the power” and calmed her in the course of time.
Tarantino and Thurman in 2014.
Fox wrote Thurman said the director of the methods, “I have worked with him. And… it is how he does things. He doesn’t have to mean anything, it is just how he gets.”
Fox went on to say that she admired Thurman’s work relationship with Tarantino on the set.
“I watched her fight with Quentin, intelligent, and with success, because wardrobe changes, and even the dialogue rewrites. They made it a real collaboration, pushing him away from simply a tribute to the samurai films that he made us watch with him, in the direction of something new.”
Uma Thurman releases crash footage from ‘Kill Bill’
Fox411: Uma Thurman posted images of the car accident that she suffered during the filming of “Kill Bill,” in an attempt to the abuse she claims to have endured by the disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein.
However, Thurman’s relationship with Tarantino soured.
Thursday made headlines in February, after the dramatic images of the car accident she had during the filming of “Kill Bill.” The actress said that the incident a strain on her relationship with Tarantino.
Thursday for the first time spoken about the car accident in a revealing New York Times article in which she said that the crash was the result of negligence on the set and a disregard for her safety. She stated Tarantino convinced her for the stunt despite her doubts.
But despite Thurman’s estranged relationship, and Fox rocky start with the director, the Fox said that they would work with Tarantino again.
“I highly recommend Uma for her courage and grace,” she writes in her book, “and, hopefully, Quentin learned that there is no picture is worth risking an actor’s safety.”
Fox the New Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.
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