Emmanuelle Seigner, French actress and Roman Polanski’s wife, published a statement on social media (via Yahoo) in which she criticized Quentin Tarantino for his latest movie, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” Tarantino’s film casts Polish actor Rafał Zawierucha as Polanski and Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate, Polanski’s second wife who was pregnant with their child when she was murdered in August 1969 by members of the Manson Family cult.
Seigner was clear in her statement that she was not criticizing the merits or values of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” but only the decision to use Polanksi in the film at a time where Hollywood continues to reject the “Rosemary’s Baby” director for being charged with rape in the 1970s. Seigner called attention to the fact that the movie will make money for Tarantino and a major Hollywood studio (Sony Pictures) with help from Polanski’s image despite the fact that the director is ostracized from Hollywood.
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“I am just saying that it doesn’t bother them [in Hollywood] to make a film which takes Roman and his tragic story… while at the same time they have made him a pariah,” Seigner wrote. “And all without consulting him of course.”
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Zawierucha’s Polanski does not play a huge role in Tarantino’s movie and barely has any lines of dialogue. Polanski is only seen in the film when he’s with Robbie’s Sharon Tate. The two characters are seen driving in a car pulling up to their home together and in one scene Polanski takes Tate to a Hollywood party. Tarantino confirmed at the “Hollywood” press conference he did not consult with Polanski before making the movie.
Sony is released “Hollywood” in theaters nationwide July 26. Read Siegner’s statement in the post below.
Margot Robbies Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Role
Comment peut-on se servir de la vie tragique de quelqu’un tout en le piétinant …. a méditer ( je parle du système qui piétine Roman ) Petit ajustement car je vois que des gens ne comprennent pas mon propos . Je ne critique pas le film . Je dis juste que cela ne les dérange pas de faire un film qui parle de Roman et de son histoire tragique et donc de faire du business avec ca , alors que de l autre coté , ils en ont fait un paria . Et tout cela sans le consulter bien sûr. Que le film soit bien , heureusement , j ‘ai envie de dire . Mais le concept me dérange .
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Roman Polanski’s wife criticized writer/director Quentin Tarantino on Friday for not consulting with her husband on his new film, which features the tragic story of the murder of Polanski’s ex-wife, Sharon Tate.
Tarantino’s "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" just debuted at the Cannes Film Festival to rave reviews. But Emmanuelle Seigner, Polanski’s wife, said in a French language post on Instagram that Tarantino was “using the tragic life of someone and then walking all over them” to tell a story.
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Tate was murdered by members of the Manson family in 1969. Seigner said Tarantino should have spoken with Polanski about the film’s treatment of that event.
“I am just saying that it doesn’t bother them (in Hollywood) to make a film which takes Roman and his tragic story… while at the same time they have made him a pariah. And all without consulting him of course,” she wrote.
The new Quentin Tarantino flick isnt even out yet, but its already stirring up drama. Apparently, Margot Robbies Once Upon A Time in Hollywood role is rather small and everyone is confused. Just to catch up, the Pulp Fiction directors ninth film follows a faded television actor, Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double, Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) who are desperate to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywoods Golden Age. Since the film is set in 1969 and we know how much Tarantino loves to bend and twist history, Rick and Cliffs story also intersects with Charles Manson and slain actress Sharon Tate–portrayed by Margot Robbie.
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Polanski has been in exile from Hollywood since 1978, when he admitted to the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl. He rarely speaks to the media, but his wife has taken up his causes via social media on several occasions.
During a press conference at the fest, a journalist from the New York Times questioned Tarantino about Robbies lack of dialogue. She asked, She was with Leonardo in Wolf of Wall Street, I, Tonya. This is a person with great acting talent and yet you havent given her many lines in the movie, she continued. I guess that was a deliberate choice on your part. And I just wanted to know why that was that we dont hear her speak that much.
Polanski is represented in the Tarantino film, but is only a minor character. Actress Margot Robbie plays Sharon Tate, and said, “Quentin said it to me early on — she’s the heartbeat of the story. I just saw her as a ray of light,” Robbie said.