Uma Thurman & Quentin Tarantino think it’s hilarious you think they’re dating

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman covers the Fall/Winter issue of Vs magazine. I don’t know what she’s promoting. Uma doesn’t have any movies coming out this year, but she’s currently filming that mysterious, untitled restaurant movie with Bradley Cooper in London. Uma is photographed in this shoot by Ellen von Unwerth, whose distinct style flatters the heck out of offbeat Uma. This is a Faye Dunaway-inspired spread. Uma looks like a queen.

Did you know that we’re coming up on the 20th anniversary of Pulp Fiction? That ought to make you feel old. I was just rewatching Kill Bill: Vol. 1 last weekend with my teenager. It was her first time watching that movie, and she suddenly realized, “Quentin Tarantino sure puts a lot of barefoot people in his movies.” Much of the time, the barefoot person in question is Uma. These two have been close for decades now, and rumors have always swirled about their relationship. Are they friends, lovers, or both? They reportedly shared a villa in Cannes this year. Uma talks about the gossip. She also discusses her career break after giving birth to daughter Luna two years ago:

Are she & QT hitting it? “I was discussing [the rumors] with Mr. Tarantino last night. He was angry at me for not calling him back because, as he said: ‘According to the papers we are practically married!’ and he laughed hysterically. So our relationship is pretty much what it’s always been; people are just having fun with it.”

On dealing with media gossip: “I think media is part of the career of an actor. There is no career for an actor who is in some way not in the media, unless they are unsuccessful.”

Her career break: “I’ve kind of been on a hiatus for a while, and I just started getting back to work right now. I had a baby and I also wanted to take a step back, and so I did. I think it’s important to have this time to take a step back, analyze things and just breathe.”

[From VS magazine]

What do you think — are Quentin and Uma doing it and playing dumb? Ethan Hawke suspected that Uma and QT may have been hitting it during Kill Bill. The two of them clearly adore each other. If I had to make a call, I’d say they are just really good friends. Quentin probably worships the ground Uma walks on, but I think she thinks of him like a brother. I also gather that QT tends to date women who are less powerful than he is (with the exception of Sofia Coppola, but that was ages ago). Uma is too much of an “equal” in status and stature. She’s not as powerful in Hollywood as QT is, but I feel like Quentin sees her that way. So nope. If Uma and Quentin ever started hitting it, the experience would probably break both of their hearts.

Although I could be wrong.

Quentin Tarantino

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman

Photos courtesy of Vs magazine & WENN

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  1. INeedANap says:

    Her comment about fame, actors, and the media is easily the most correct and practical I’ve ever heard from a celebrity. She strikes me as very aware of the silliness of Hollywood.

  2. hutter says:

    She doesn’t say they aren’t seeing each other… But I don’t really care either way.

  3. floridaseaturtle says:

    Love the yellow dress! I realize they probably are not actually together, but I think they would look great if they were. Somehow, they seem to fit.

    • mimif says:

      I love it too and I totally want them to be dating more than anything in the world. Way more than a cup of Nespresso.

    • Ag says:

      i hope they are together in some way. i really like them both. and she’s just so amazingly lovely.

  4. bns says:

    If I could look like anyone else it would be Uma in her prime. She’s gorgeous.

  5. Chris says:

    QT wishes he was.

  6. MrsBPitt says:

    Here is my two cents…They are friends with benefits…QT looks like a serial killer…never, ever thought Uma was anything special, in the looks department or the acting department…

    I’m old, so I remember when Clint Eastwood would make movies and put his live-in lover Sondre Locke (I think thats her name) in all his movies. She was the worst actresss and as soon as they broke up, her career died…For some reason, QT and UT remind me of them, although I will admit that UT was pretty ballsy in the Kill Bill movies!!!

    • Chris says:

      Yep. Eastwood and Locke crossed my mind too. I remember seeing her in his films in the 70s when I was a kid and I didn’t understand her appeal. I used to wonder why he kept casting her and when one of my parents told me it was because she was his girlfriend I was like ” Oh that explains it.”

    • Anne tommy says:

      Wow Mrs BPitt if tall slim blonde striking Uma is nothing special in the looks department there’s bugger all hope for the rest of us. I think QT is strangely attractive- and yes, strangely is the word. The man who I presume you are married to On the other hand, does zilch for me and never has, pretty or grungy.

    • Bleeding Heart Libra says:

      I am old enough to remember Eastwood and Locke. In my opinion it is apples and oranges. Uma is very striking and memorable, quite beautiful actually. Her career is her own.

  7. silken_floss says:

    Wait, whatever happened to that billionaire she was with??

  8. allons-y alonso says:

    Long live Beatrix Kiddo

  9. elo says:

    She was phenomenal in Kill Bill, and she is so stunning. Part of me hopes they are together but I doubt they are as I suspect QT knows she’s smarter then him.

  10. Nicole says:

    Super controversial theory: men and women can love each other without f**king.

  11. BengalCat2000 says:

    My bff is a guy I’ve known for over 20 years. We are two heterosexual people who have absolutely no attraction to one another. Our soul mates don’t always come to us as romantic partners. For some reason, I’ve never seen UT & QT as a couple. I see two people who just really GET eachother.

    I’m probably wrong. I hope they work together again soon. Uma looks smokin’.

  12. eliza says:

    Photoshop went into overdrive on those magazine pics.

  13. danielle says:

    Gorgeous photo shoot of um a.

  14. Charlotte says:

    I thought the magazine cover was Beyonce.

  15. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I have a friend who looks EXACTLY like her. It’s uncanny.

  16. poppy says:

    QT has a self-proclaimed foot fetish. hasn’t he said he loves to suck toes?
    UT has some big feet *wink wink* but i think he has a type that is not so tall or blonde.

  17. JH says:

    Damn. The photoshop is strong in those pics.

  18. vv007 says:

    I love her. I love him too. Both of them together, I don’t know how I feel but I am enjoying this magazine shoot and seeing coverage of her! More Uma, less Kardashian trash!

  19. Lempicka says:

    I’d say they are good friends but spend one or two boozed up nights together. Good for them.

  20. Claire says:

    I know for sure that they had a fling in the past. Maybe they are just great friends with benefits every so often.