FERGIE has clarified comments she made about Quentin Tarantino “biting her” on the set of 2007 movie Planet Terror.
In a recently resurfaced interview from a DVD special bonus feature, comprised of Robert Rodriguez’s film and the Tarantino-helmed movie Death Proof, the singer and actress recalled that he left a visible bruise on her right shoulder as he had completely immersed himself into playing a zombie.
However, Fergie has now set the record straight regarding her statements about Tarantino’s behavior on the set of Planet Terror, and insisted they were just having a “bit of fun” and that the historic footage did not pertain to the wider conversations about treatment of women in the film industry sweeping Hollywood.
“We were just kind of having banter. We were having a little bit of fun,” she told Entertainment Tonight following the wrap party for Fox singing competition show The Four: Battle for Stardom in Los Angeles on Thursday night (08Jan18). “But make no mistake, I don’t want to take away from anyone’s story, and I stand with every victim and everyone’s story everywhere.”
In Death Proof, Tarantino played “Rapist #1 / Zombie Eating Road Kill” and apparently became “so into” the role at one point that the crew had to reshoot the scene.
“We kept having to redo the scene because he was so into being this creature that he was making all these noises,” Fergie said in the original interview. “And he was blaming it on the other guys, but really Quentin was making all the noise.”
In further footage, the Fergalicious singer revealed a visible bruise on her right shoulder, and said, “Quentin f**king bit me. And by the end of this shoot, I will bite him back.”
The video emerged earlier this week after The New York Times published an interview with Uma Thurman in which she alleged Tarantino endangered her wellbeing during the shoot of Kill Bill by forcing her to drive a car that she felt unsafe in, which she ended up crashing, and sustaining an injured neck and knees.
On Monday, Tarantino responded to the allegations, and while he denied that he yelled at his longtime friend Thurman to get in the car, he apologized for his actions, describing the incident as “one of the biggest regrets of my life”.