Director Challenged Over The Number Of Words A Character Says (For Real!)

Quentin Tarantino shut down a reporter at the Cannes Film Festival when he was asked about Margot Robbie’s apparent lack of lines in the Director’s anticipated new film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.

The “journalist” asked Tarantino:

“Was this a deliberate choice?”

Sitting next to Robbie, QT responded with the correct amount of “Fuck you!” by saying:

“Well, I just reject your hypothesis.”

And the Director said nothing more.

Robbie was confused by the questioning too, realising it was just a cheap shot she replied:

“I always look to the character and what the character is supposed to serve to the story, I think the moments that I got on screen gave an opportunity to honour Sharon. I think the tragedy ultimately was the loss of innocence, and to really show those wonderful sides of her I think could be adequately done without speaking.”

Here’s the video:

Tarantino was also asked for his view of the director Roman Polanski, Tate’s husband, who is briefly depicted in the film and who fled the United States in 1977 after pleading guilty to unlawful sex with a minor.

Tarantino said:

“I’ve met him a couple of times…”

“I’m a fan of Roman Polanski’s work, particularly Rosemary’s Baby. I like that a lot.”

QT’s 9th film received a seven-minute standing ovation following its premiere at the Cannes earlier this week. Stars Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Robbie were all present with the director whose 2nd film, Pulp Fiction, won the coveted Palme d’Or 25 years earlier.

He said he did not consult with Polanski about the film he was making, and when asked if he had harboured concerns about portraying real people responded:


Once Upon A Time In Hollywood will be released in the US on July 26, 2019, and the UK on August 15, 2019.