Published On: Sat, Feb 10th, 2018

‘Kill Bill’ stunt coordinator Keith Adams not involved, ‘notified or consulted’ with Uma Thurman driving incident

Keith Adams, the stunt coordinator on the Kill Bill movies, has broken his silence on Uma Thurman’s on-set car crash.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter Friday, Adams says he wasn’t on the schedule the day of the incident.

“No stunts of any kind were scheduled for the day of Ms. Thurman’s accident,” Adams said. “All of the stunt department was put on hold and no one from the stunt department was called to set. At no point was I notified or consulted about Ms. Thurman driving a car on camera that day.

Thurman revealed the incident, which she says left her with a concussion and damaged knees, in a New York Times interview last week, accusing director Quentin Tarantino of pressuring her to perform a stunt she wasn’t comfortable with.

Adams also said, had he been there that day, things would have gone differently.

“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 said.

Tarantino responded to Thurman’s crash claims, telling Deadline Monday, “None of us ever considered it a stunt. It was just driving.”

The Hateful Eight director continued, “I am guilty, for putting her in that car, but not the way that people are saying I am guilty of it… It’s the biggest regret of my life, getting her to do that stunt.”

Taratino’s Pulp Fiction led to Harvey Weinstein’s role in Thurman’s life, introducing her to President Barack Obama and setting up how “Quentin used Harvey as the executive producer of Kill Bill, a movie that symbolizes female empowerment. And all these lambs walked into slaughter because they were convinced nobody rises to such a position who would do something illegal to you, but they do.”

Weinstein has admitted to making a pass at Thurman after “misreading her signs” in Paris and she says regarded Weinstein as an enemy after that. One top Hollywood executive who knew them both said the work relationship continued but that basically, “She didn’t give him the time of day.”

Thurman says that she could tolerate the mogul in supervised environments and that she assumed she had “aged out of the window of his assault range.”

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