Quentin Tarantino just snapped at the Cannes Film Festival again — and by that, we mean snapping open a lighter and burning a mean-looking cigar after some bad press this week.
The veteran director was spotted hanging out solo Saturday on Nikki Beach in the South of France, where he was enjoying the final day of the festival after debuting his newest flick, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” a few days earlier.
Eyewitnesses say Tarantino was minding his business while he sucked down the stogie. We’re told he had a glass in his hand too, but it’s unclear if or what he might’ve been drinking. More importantly, he looks totally relaxed despite a testy exchange he got into Wednesday.
Quentin Tarantino snapped at a female reporter from The New York Times who asked why Margot Robbie wasn’t given more to say or do in his latest film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” https://t.co/xACQXjyBu8 pic.twitter.com/5GraEtaSyw
— Variety (@Variety) May 22, 2019
After the ‘OUATIH’ screening, QT and the rest of the main cast — including Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio — hit the podium to answer questions from the media. One reporter noted Margot Robbie‘s character — Sharon Tate — didn’t have very many lines throughout the film, and asked why that came to be.
Quentin answered curtly, “Well, I just reject your hypotheses” … and didn’t elaborate any further. Margot did though, saying she thought she was able to accurately capture Sharon’s essence without much dialogue … and was happy with the challenge of doing so.
It’s interesting … Quentin was widely characterized as having “snapped” at the reporter who asked the tough question, but it doesn’t look like he’s sweating it one bit days later.
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” hits theaters this July.