Uma Thurman is an amazing woman and a fantastic actress to watch. She is versatile and takes incredible risks in her craft. She’s also been forced to take unnecessary risks, as she detailed in a gut-wrenchingly honest New York Times article earlier this year, where she tells how director Quentin Tarantino nearly got her seriously injured by making her do a car stunt on the set of Kill Bill. Uma Thurman also talks candidly about her experiences with producer Harvey Weinstein. She said:
“Personally, it has taken me 47 years to stop calling people who are mean to you ‘in love’ with you. It took a long time because I think that as little girls we are conditioned to believe that cruelty and love somehow have a connection and that is like the sort of era that we need to evolve out of.”
I’ve admired her films since first discovering them in the ’80s, and I especially enjoy her historical costume movies. Hearing her speak out against predators and power-abusers in the film industry makes me admire her all the more. She’ll always been one of my women-crushes.
Venus/Rose in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
Cécile de Volanges in Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
June Miller in Henry & June (1990)
Maid Marian in Robin Hood (1991)
Miss Beaumont in A Month by the Lake (1995)
Fantine in Les Misérables (1998)
Blanche in Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
Anne de Montausier in Vatel (2000)
Charlotte Stant in The Golden Bowl (2000)
Madeleine Forestier in Bel Ami (2012)
What’s your favorite of Uma Thurman’s historical costume movies?