Margot Robbie Defends Her Decision to Work with Quentin Tarantino: 'It Was My Lifelong Dream'

PEOPLE.com | 6/7/2019 | Staff
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Margot Robbie is defending her association with Quentin Tarantino, despite controversy surrounding the famed director.

The Oscar-nominated actress, 28, who stars in his upcoming film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, is standing by her decision to join the star-studded cast — but admits she did consider the possible backlash.

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“The thought definitely crossed my mind,” Robbie told Vogue in its July 2019 cover story. “Like, will people view this decision as conflicting with what I’m doing on the producing side?”

In February 2018, actress Uma Thurman accused Tarantino of putting her in danger on the set of Kill Bill, when he had her to drive a car that did not have a secure driver’s seat. Thurman says she objected to Tarantino’s request, but that he convinced her to do the stunt. As a result, she lost control of the vehicle, sustaining several injuries and blamed him for the incident.

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Tarantino later said getting her to drive the car is “the biggest regret of my life.”

“As a director, you learn things and sometimes you learn through horrendous mistakes,” Tarantino previously told Deadline. “That was one of my most horrendous mistakes, that I didn’t take the time to run the road, one more time, just to see what I would see.”

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Robbie said she stands by her decision to work with Tarantino.

“It was my lifelong dream [to work with Tarantino], and I got to do it, and it makes me sad if people might hold that against me despite everything else I’m doing,” the actress said.

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She continued, adding, “I don’t know how to say what I feel about it, because I’m so grateful to be in a position of power and to...
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