Quentin Tarantino recently made a statement, saying that his mother would never receive a “penny” from his film successes. The reason behind the same is because of a harsh comment she made to him when he was a kid.
The director, whose net worth is $120 million, opened up about his childhood promise to never give his mother any money from his Hollywood success during a July appearance on the podcast The Moment with Brian Koppelman. On the podcast, he explained how she wasn’t always his biggest supporter, saying she never backed his ambition of becoming a writer.
Tarantino recalled how when he got into trouble for writing screenplays in school, his mum would ‘b****’ at him about it, saying: “She said, ‘Oh, and by the way, this little writing career’, with the finger quotes and everything. ‘This little “writing career” that you’re doing? That s*** is f***ing over!'”
He continued: “And when she said that to me in that sarcastic way, I was in my head, and I go, ‘OK, lady. When I become a successful writer, you will never see a penny one from my success. There will be no house for you. There’s no vacation for you, no Elvis Cadillac for mommy. You get nothing. Because you said that.”
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Now, Tarantino’s mother Connie Zastoupil has now had her own say about the matter, simply saying in a statement to USA Today that her son has her support and that she is proud of him. She said: “Regarding my son Quentin – I support him, I’m proud of him and love him and his growing new family. It gave me great joy to dance at his wedding and receive his news upon the birth of my Grandson Leo.”
She also added that it’s easy for podcast comments to “spin and go viral without full context” and that she does “not wish to participate in this salacious transactional media frenzy.”
Tarantino went on to become one of Hollywood’s most successful directors and directed classic films like 1994’s Pulp Fiction and the Kill Bill series and winning two Academy Awards for best original screenplay.