Roman Polanski's wife criticized writer / director Quentin Tarantino on Friday for not consulting with her husband about his new film, which presents 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 with rave reviews. But Emmanuelle Seigner, Polanski's wife, said in a French publication on Instagram that Tarantino was "using someone's tragic life and then walking on them" to tell a story.
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Tate was killed by members of the Manson family in 1969. Seigner said that Tarantino should have talked to Polanski about the treatment of the film at that event.
"I'm just saying that it does not bother them (in Hollywood) to make a film that explains Roman and his tragic story … while at the same time they've turned him into a pariah." And all without consulting him, of course, "he wrote.
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Polanski has been in exile in Hollywood since 1978, when he admitted the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl. He rarely talks to the media, but his wife has addressed his causes through social networks on several occasions.
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Polanski is represented in Tarantino's film, but he is only a secondary character. The actress Margot Robbie plays Sharon Tate and said: "Quentin told me from the beginning: she is the beat of the story". I saw it as a ray of light, "said Robbie.