Hollywood star Uma Thurman, often hailed as the muse of maverick filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, has spoken of how she’s stepping up her game every time she appears on screen.
Thurman spoke to IANS during a roundtable for the upcoming series “Super Pumped,” where she plays Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington, in the episode titled “The Battle For Uber,” Thurman talked about competing with herself on screen .
“I have to say I’m surprised by how much I love acting and my curiosity about people and different cultures and what makes them chic and what happens and my love for the huge variety of choices you can make within a performance and it stops never,” said Uma Thurman.
Uma Thurman added: “I think when you see someone perform who stays curious and enjoys pushing her own boundaries and also doesn’t focus so much on the result as on the process. The result is pretty scary (laughs), but the process is full of life.”
‘Super Pumped: The Battle For Uber’ airs February 28 in India on Voot Select. An upcoming American anthology drama series “Super Pumped” is borrowed from and named after Mike Isaak’s 2019 nonfiction book of the same name.
The first part, ‘The Battle For Uber’, is about the rise and fall of former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Kyle Chandler and Elisabeth Shue also appear in the episode.
During the interview, Uma Thurman was also asked about a genre she would like to delve into. The 51-year-old actress, who has worked on groundbreaking films like ‘Kill Bill’, ‘Pulp Fiction’ and ‘My Super Ex-girlfriend’, said she touched everything.
“I think I’ve touched most of what you call genres, but all through drama and comedy. … The hardest part is, is it funny or is it touching … I like that,” Thurman said.
What did she learn on the sets?
Uma Thurman replied: “Well, I learned on the sets that the world of technology is much more like a street mafia movie, more dramatic than I could have imagined from my side view of what I think is clean. The intensity of the power struggle was an eye opener.”
About her character, Thurman added: “Playing Arianna Huffington has taught me again how much suspicion is applied to women. [in] power than their male counterparts. I felt that I had a certain responsibility to play her side as it was, because every smart, brilliant and powerful woman is seen as being manipulative.
“When a woman is in this position, so much suspicion is placed on her actions and [being] a woman playing a woman in real life and in business, I took that very seriously.”
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