Quentin Tarantino immediately noticed parallels between his assembly with Uma Thurman and the Jack Rabbit Slim’s scene in “Pulp Fiction.”
“In the event you keep in mind that scene, the 2 folks do not actually know one another,” he defined to Rolling Stone. “It is a unusual state of affairs, form of uncommon, why they’re there collectively, however in the middle of having to undergo via this factor, a connection occurs. They click on into one another and start to understand one another. And Uma and I had been doing that scene. We had been dwelling the film, all proper?”
As soon as he’d met the “Gattaca” actor, the director’s gears began to show. “I left pondering, ‘Wow, who’s that woman? God, she may very well be Mia!” Tarantino remembered. Nonetheless, he wasn’t completely offered on Thurman till he met with one other potential Mia.
“It was with this terrific actress who completely received the piece,” he admitted. “However I am sitting there giving her my non-public ideas about Mia — stuff that Uma and I had talked about that is not on the web page — when rapidly I felt like I used to be dishonest on Uma. It felt like I used to be having a bootleg affair. ‘How can I speak to a different woman about Mia when Uma is Mia?’ And that is once I knew.”
In the long run, it wasn’t any tangible high quality that made Tarantino understand that Thurman was proper for the half — it was a totally uncontrollable intuition, some unconscious a part of his mind, that informed him she was the one to convey Mia to life onscreen.