Chris Pine has revealed that Quentin Tarantino included a touching nod to his grandmother in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
The Star Trek actor stopped by the Things Are Going Great For Me With J. Claude Deering podcast and told a lovely story about how he introduced his mother to the filmmaker at the Vanity Fair Oscar party one year.
He said they discovered that Tarantino knew all about Pine's grandmother, famous actress and Scream Queen Anne Gwynne, and spent ages talking to his mother about her.
Then years later when Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was released, the Pine family were very touched by one particular moment.
"Lo and behold, Once Upon a Time comes out and I see it, I love it. I call my folks and ask them if they'd seen it," Pine explained.
"They saw it, loved it, and my mom says, 'You know, that scene at the ranch [with Bruce Dern] and there's a TV on?' I said, 'Yeah, I vaguely kind of remember this.'
"But she said, 'On the television is one of my mother's films.' So, I have yet to get in touch with him, and my mother actually wrote me up an email that I was going to forward to him.
"Obviously, it's so sweet of him and I'm assuming that was done on purpose as kind of a nod... My mother was ecstatic, just over the moon."
Pine called the famous filmmaker "a really cool dude", so there you have it – despite all that violence on screen, Tarantino is really rather sweet at heart.
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