Roman Polanski’s Wife Criticises Quentin Tarantino For ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’
Emmanuelle Seigner called out Quentin Tarantino for not consulting her husband on his new film, which features the story of the murder of Roman Polanski’s late wife, Sharon Tate.
Following the movie's premiere at Cannes, Seigner hit out at the filmmaker in a heated message written in French that was posted to her Instagram, where she accused Tarantino of “using the tragic life of someone and then walking all over them” to tell a story.
“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.
Adding that she believes “the movie is good, thankfully,” she added that “the concept bothers me.”
Sharon Tate was eight months pregnant when she was brutally murdered by members of Charles Manson's family cult in 1969 while married to the Polish-born director of 'Rosemary's Baby'.
Less than 10 years after Sharon's death, Polanski fled to France in 1978 after admitting the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl, spending 42 days in jail before being released for good behaviour. The 85-year-old has remained a fugitive ever since, despite repeated attempts to have him extradited back to the US.
While Polanski features as a brief character in the film, Tate is being played by Aussie actress Margot Robbie, who said about portraying the late star, “Quentin said it to me early on — she’s the heartbeat of the story. I just saw her as a ray of light.”
"I felt like I could honour the memory of real-life Sharon Tate who so many people said was such a bright light," she added.
The flick -- which received a six-minute standing ovation at Cannes -- also stars Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and the late Luke Perry in his last ever film role.