Margot Robbie has revealed she felt conflicted about her decision to work with Quentin Tarantino following the controversy over injuries sustained by Uma Thurman during a driving scene in the Oscar-winning director's Kill Bill.
Robbie, who stars as Sharon Tate in Tarantino's new film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, said she was a lifelong fan of the director, but gave pause to working with him after Thurman's account of being persuaded to do the driving scene and subsequently crashing the car, sustaining injuries.
The 28-year-old Australian actress said "the Uma Thurman thing" made her reflect on working with Tarantino as she thought people might think it conflicted with her producing female-driven projects via her production company, LuckyChap Entertainment.
Tarantino called the car crash "one of the biggest regrets of my life", and Robbie said she was reassured by this and the fact he had helped to make the footage public.
Speaking to Vogue magazine, Robbie said: "But the thought definitely crossed my mind like, 'Will people view this decision as conflicting with what I'm doing on the producing side?'
"I don't know. I don't know how to say what I feel about it, because I'm so grateful to be in a position of power and to have more creative control when that is embraced and encouraged now.
"At the same time, I grew up adoring movies that were the result of the previous version of Hollywood, and aspiring to be a part of it, so to have those dreams come true also feels incredibly satisfying. I don't know. Maybe I'm having my cake and eating it too..."
Robbie continued: "It would be easier, and so much more unfulfilling, not to have a production company. To not hire first- and second-time female directors, and stake millions of other people's money, and put my name to it and everything I've worked for, but I've made the choice to do it, and I don't regret it.
"On the flip side - and it doesn't even feel like a flip side - it was my lifelong dream [to work with Tarantino], and I got to do it, and it makes me sad if people might hold that against me despite everything else I'm doing.
"Quentin told me, 'You will never have more fun on a movie set'. And he was right. I had the greatest experience of my life.
"There are some aspects of old Hollywood that are really wonderful and important and should be carried over. Do you erase history because there were some bad parts? Maybe it's important for us at this juncture to acknowledge the good parts as well."