Sharon Tate's Sister Says She Now Approves Of Quentin Tarantino's 'Manson' Movie
Debra Tate previously said releasing a film on the 50th anniversary of the murders was "tacky and exploitative."
The sister of slain actress Sharon Tate has given her blessing to Quentin Tarantino for his upcoming movie adaption of the Manson family murders after she previously criticised the project, labelling it as “irresponsible.”
“I think it’s terribly irresponsible [not to reach out], especially since I own Sharon’s licensing so that I can help protect the way she’s viewed through the public’s eyes,” Debra Tate told PEOPLE back in March.
“These people are taking horrific situations and making them even more graphic than they were without any concern for the living victims of these crimes and I think that’s horrible and crass.”
However, after expressing her concerns, Debra has since revealed that after the director approached her, she had a change of heart and now fully supports his vision.
“I’m pleased he reached out,” Debra told PEOPLE about Tarantino. “I thought it showed a lot of class and sensitivity to move up the release date.”
“He has done nothing but respect me and be very forthcoming. I have very high hopes for this project,” she says.
Sharon Tate was eight-and-a-half months pregnant when she and four friends were brutally murdered in her Los Angeles home in 1969 by Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Charles "Tex" Watson in a shocking crime orchestrated by cult leader Charles Manson.
At the time of the murders, she was married to director Roman Polanski, who was in Europe filming a movie during the time of the horrific killing spree.
Tarantino’s upcoming film based on the murders will showcase a star-studded cast, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt -- with Aussie Margot Robbie now confirmed to play the role of Tate.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is set to open worldwide on July 26, 2019.
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