Quentin Tarantino Hits Back At Reporter Who Criticised Margot’s Lack Of Lines

Quentin Tarantino’s latest film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival yesterday to rave reviews.

[jwplayer CwUqv6Y6]

Critics were absolutely brimming with positivity over the film, with many saying that it is Tarantino’s best work since Pulp Fiction.

But during a press conference after the premiere, a journalist from The New York Times had a different take, criticising the fact that Aussie star Margot Robbie apparently doesn’t have many lines.

“Quentin, you have put Margot Robbie, a very talented actress, in your film,” she begins.

“She was with Leonardo in Wolf of Wall Street, i Tonya, this is a person with a great deal of acting talent, yet you haven’t given her many lines in the movie.”

She adds, “I guess that was a deliberate choice on your part and I just wanted to know why we don’t hear her speaking very much.”

Margot Robbie plays slain actress Sharon Tate in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Now, anyone who knows (or knows of) Quentin would be aware that this question would get a rise out of him and he bluntly responded, “I just reject your hypotheses.”

Robbie, who plays Sharon Tate, the real-life actress who was murdered by Charles Manson’s followers, then added her own response to the question.

“I think the moments I was on screen gave a moment to honour Sharon. I think the tragedy was the loss of innocence. To show the wonderful sides of her could be done without speaking. 

“I did feel like I got a lot of time to explore the character without dialogue, which is an interesting thing. Rarely do I get an opportunity to spend so much time on my own as a character.”

Cop Quentin’s salty response here. The film is set to be released on August 15, 2019.