After the whole fiasco with Bruce Lee’s family and Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood, Tarantino had once again made headlines when he revealed in a podcast that he’s kept a promise to never give his mother any money after she berated his writing career. While this statement had made the rounds last week, Tarantino’s mother has come out to release a statement to clarify that she has a good relationship with her son.
Talking to USA Today, Tarantino’s mother Connie Zastoupil said about Tarantino:
“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.”
For context, in an appearance on The Moment podcast (via IndieWire), Tarantino had shared a story about his mother scolding him for writing screenplays when he wasn’t paying attention in school. He said:
“She was bitching at me about that and then in the middle of her little tirade, 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 shit is fucking over,’… She meant you just can’t do that in class when you should be doing something else.”
Tarantino had then said that he promised himself that he won’t give his mother anything that he earned from his ‘writing career,’ and so far he said he kept that promise. “No Cadillac, no house. There are consequences for your words as you deal with your children.”
While this seems kind of harsh on the director’s part, he did say that he does help his mother where it counts, like when she had ‘a jam with the IRS.’ I’m sure he’s still thankful for his mother raising him and cultivating his love for movies at an early age.