Uma Thurman Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


21st February 2017

Quote: "It was a very long time ago and I do consider it one of the worst decisions ever made but I had just had my first child, and I don't know, I was a little housebound. But it is really, definitely a regret." Uma Thurman deeply regrets rejecting an offer to play Eowyn in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy.


10th September 2015

Quote: "I think so many of us feel that there is no point. Who are we? What can we do? There are so many dire situations, and it's all out of our control. And there is sort of truth to that. But what I learned in Africa is that one must make an effort anyway. Because you just don't know. Until the story is concluded, there is always hope." Uma Thurman on her decision to join a mission to rescue an endangered white rhinoceros and her calf in Africa. Her efforts were captured on camera for a new article which will appear in the October (15) issue of Town & Country magazine.


4th March 2015

Quote: "When I was 10, someone told me I had an ugly smile, so I spent the whole of my younger years feeling embarrassed and never smiling with my mouth open. But what are you going to do?" Uma Thurman on why she rarely smiled at red carpet events at the beginning of her career.


12th February 2015

Quote: "I do (like the song), I'm so flattered, it's so nice. It's incredibly chivalrous, nobody asks permission for anything, anymore, you don't even expect it, so I'm incredibly flattered and I'm so happy for them that they're having this great success." Uma Thurman is a big fan of the Fall Out Boy hit named after the actress.


12th January 2015

Fact: Rockers Fall Out Boy's new single, Uma Thurman, features a sampled theme from hit Tv show The Munsters. The track refers to the actress' iconic dance sequence in the film Pulp Fiction.


19th May 2014

Fact: Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman are joining forces again to host a special Pulp Fiction screening at the Cannes International Film Festival, 20 years after the movie picked up the Palme d'Or at the event. The director and his leading lady will introduce the film and attend a cocktail reception on 23 May (14).


26th March 2014

Quote: "Don Johnson hit on me, but I turned him down. I was really young. If I was more mature, I'm sure I would've said yes. I'm sure he didn't know how young I was. I did him a favour." Actress Uma Thurman reveals she spurned the former Miami Vice star's advances when she was a teen.


18th March 2014

Quote: "I wasn't invited to take my clothes off. Not even my jacket... and I had my eyes closed the whole time." Uma Thurman wasn't required to get naked in Lars Von Trier's new movie Nymphomaniac.


15th February 2014

Fact: Stars including Keira Knightley, Uma Thurman, Naomie Harris, Steve McQueen and Steve Coogan turned out for movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's special dinner for British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) nominees in London on Friday night (14Feb14) ahead of the prizegiving on Sunday (16Feb14).


26th June 2013

Fact: Uma Thurman, Sarah Jessica Parker, her husband Matthew Broderick, and Glee's Matthew Morrison were among the stars who headed to London's West End theatre district on Tuesday (25Jun13) for the premiere of Sam Mendes' stage adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.


15th January 2013

Quote: "Well my daughter (Maya) came up with the best excuse, which was that I probably wouldn't get to have any more children so I put every name that I like (into this one last child). We couldn't quite agree on the the name - we call her Luna." Actress Uma Thurman on how she and her financier boyfriend ARPAD BUSSON came up with their daughter's full name, Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson.


18th October 2012

Fact: Uma Thurman and her partner Arpad Busson have finally revealed the name of their three-month-old daughter - Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson, known to family and friends as Luna. The couple welcomed the tot on 15 July (12), and her representative tells People.com, "Each name has a special reason and meaning to her mother and father."


10th October 2012

Fact: Uma Thurman is the latest star to join the cast of Lars von Trier's much-discussed Nymphomaniac film, which will feature real sex scenes. Her co-stars include Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Christian Slater and Charlotte Gainsbourg.


8th March 2012

Quote: "It's crazy. It's like a freak show on the world stage. It's televised and presented as really legitimate, but it's clearly a wildly eccentric bunch of individuals in a gigantic country, all professing various different ideologies consumed by personal interest." Actress Uma Thurman on the U.S. presidential race.


8th January 2012

Quote: "Yes, Robert is good looking in person, but he doesn't have that diamond-sparkle skin like in those Dracula movies. He’s a very disciplined, very serious, very ambitious, very organised actor." Uma Thurman insists her Bel Ami co-star Robert Pattinson is nothing like his Twilight vampire character Edward Cullen.


11th April 2011

Quote: "I don't think it's written yet. That one's not quite ready yet. Last time I saw Quentin he said I hadn't lost my looks quite enough for him to make this next one!" Actress Uma Thurman insists plans for a third installment of director Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill series are still in the very early stages.


26th August 2010

Fact: Quentin Tarantino will be subjected to a star-studded 'roast' when he is inducted into New York's legendary Friars Club in October (10). Uma Thurman, Eli Roth and Patricia Arquette are all set to attend and SAMUEL L. JACKSON will be 'roastmaster'.


22nd February 2010

Quote: "That's about to grab me by the head and smash me into the floor." Uma Thurman isn't looking forward to her upcoming 40th birthday in April (29Apr10).


11th September 2009

Fact: Uma Thurman and Richard Gere were among mourners at best-selling crime author Dominick Dunne's funeral in New York on Thursday (10Sep09). The revered writer and Vanity Fair magazine contributor died last month (26Aug09) after losing his battle with bladder cancer, aged 83.


10th August 2009

Quote: "I have never done a shoot with my children, because it sends a message that I condone the marketing of my personal life. I've noticed that, because I haven't done that, I've been given a little bit of a break and I'm grateful for it." Hollywood actress Uma Thurman is pleased she never allowed cameras into her family home.


22nd April 2009

Fact: Actress Uma Thurman was forced to wear comfortable wellington boots to the Smart Cookie Awards in New York on Monday (20Apr09) after cutting her foot in an accident. She said, "It's too painful to walk in stilettos."


30th November 2008

Quote: "I wanted to grow up to be a Muppet, and working in this film was as close as I got... KERMIT is one of the most inspirational actors I have ever had the honour to work with." Uma Thurman's dreams come true with the Muppets. The actress joins Whoopi Goldberg in the upcoming A Muppets Christmas special.


21st August 2008

Quote: "There are plenty of challenges that come from being a tall girl. Nobody would have thought I would have a 20-year career in front of me when I started." Actress Uma Thurman is no longer self-conscious about standing a statuesque 5 foot 11 inches (1.8 metres)


20th August 2008

Quote: "High heels are a penance, a punishment. I think there is a fee you have to pay to wear a short skirt - and they're called high heels, and that means you have to suffer for an evening." Uma Thurman is not a fan of dressing up.


7th July 2008

Quote: "The mid-1990s were huge for me, but then I threw it all away and had children. People basically said, 'Sayonara'. Obviously, I was in my prime, at the top, and that shut it all down. But I wanted to shut it down. I wanted to have a family more than I wanted another 10 jobs." Kill Bill actress Uma Thurman was shunned by Hollywood after having children.


30th June 2008

Quote: "I used to get confused with Jodie Foster. And I have been mistaken for Gwyneth Paltrow, too." Uma Thurman's fans often fail to recognise her.


5th June 2008

Quote: "You know, the old cayenne-pepper, lemon-and-maple-syrup-flush the pipes out thing." Actress Uma Thurman reveals her detox technique.


18th February 2008

Quote: "I used to smoke so much that I got winded if I did any exercise. I was never rippling and toned like a lot of my colleagues." Kill Bill star Uma Thurman has quit smoking in a bid to land more action roles.


18th February 2008

Quote: "My features were too big and I had these kind of far-apart eyes, which looked like I had two fish swimming in my ears. I was severely odd looking." Actress Uma Thurman hated her appearance as a teenager.


15th February 2008

Quote: "Oh it was amazing. No stooping, no leaning, no standing in a ditch. Just so refreshing that I could wear heels." Uma Thurman was pleased to work with tall Colin Firth on new movie THE ACCIDENTAL HUSBAND.


20th December 2007

Quote: "In your teens, they tell you, 'You might not have a career in your 20s.' Then it's, 'Watch out - in your 30s it's going to be over.' No one's brought up the 40 thing with me lately, but I'm sure the prognosis is going to be doom and gloom." Uma Thurman, 37, looks ahead.


15th November 2007

Fact: Kill Bill star Uma Thurman will join actor Tommy Lee Jones to co-host the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in honour of his former college roommate and ex-U.S. vice president, Al Gore. Celebrities Alicia Keys, Annie Lennox and Melissa Etheridge will all take to the stage for the concert on 11 December (07).


23rd April 2007

Quote: "My heart skips a beat when I see Uma Thurman's name in my phone book. I don't even bother calling her. I'm just happy she's in there." Luke Wilson on his phone friendship with his My Super Ex-Girlfriend star.


19th February 2007

Quote: "The worst has to be, 'Has anyone ever told you you look like Uma Thurman?'" Unlucky-in-love actress UMA THURMAN bemoans bad chat-up lines.


18th December 2006

Quote: "I wouldn't (fight her). I'm not a very aggressive person. She's probably a lot more aggressive than I am." Uma Thurman doesn't fancy her chances if she brawled with Kill Bill co-star Daryl Hannah.


2nd October 2006

Quote: "It's better to have someone who cheats than someone who doesn't flush the toilet." Kill Bill star Uma Thurman on her hatred of nasty habits.


24th August 2006

Fact: Uma Thurman has bought out ex-husband Ethan Hawke's share of their four-bedroom New York City apartment for $2.5 million (GBP1.4 million). They purchased the home in 2000 for a reported $2 million (GBP 1.1 million) before splitting in 2003.


4th August 2006

Quote: "I've been trying to bust into comedy my whole life. Hollywood's like 'No, keep that kid in her corset!'" MY SUPER EX-GIRLFRIEND star Uma Thurman breaks out from being type-cast in period pieces.


21st July 2006

Quote: "I love difficult women so this is my little comedic ode to a pain in the neck." Uma Thurman on playing a bitter spurned woman in new movie MY SUPER EX-GIRLFRIEND.


21st July 2006

Quote: "I've more to draw from playing quirky crazy girls obsessed with relationships than I do women who carry samurai swords." Uma Thurman explains why she's ditched dramatic angst for comedy roles.


21st July 2006

Quote: "It's one of those things where you spend the day with Uma Thurman and then you go back to your regular life, say you're kissing your loved one and you open your eyes and it's not Uma, it's kind of a bummer." Luke Wilson isn't winning any points with his significant other for being so honest about his feelings toward his MY SUPER EX-GIRLFRIEND co-star UMA THURMAN.


14th July 2006

Quote: "I got along great with UMA, we really had fun together. She's not going to be having our child in Namibia, but we really enjoyed working together." Luke Wilson jokes about working with co-star Uma Thurman on MY SUPER EX-GIRLFRIEND.


14th July 2006

Quote: "I got along great with UMA, we really had fun together. She's not going to be having our child in Namibia, but we really enjoyed working together." Luke Wilson jokes about working with co-star Uma Thurman on MY SUPER EX-GIRLFRIEND.


11th July 2006

Quote: "I'm so sick of talking about the difficult times... If I see one more headline about it, I'll gag... I'm just another American woman that was in an unfulfilled marriage that fell apart." Uma Thurman wants closure when it comes to talking about her split from ex-husband ETHAN HAWKE.


13th June 2006

Quote: "I'm really over looking at people squeezed into their jeans. I don't want to know that much about anybody!" KILL BILL star Uma Thurman prefers people leave something to the imagination when it comes to fashion.


22nd May 2006

Quote: "I roast all kinds of poor animals. I feel guilty about it, but I'm a big roaster." KILL BILL star Uma Thurman on her cooking abilities.


20th January 2006

Quote: <p>"It's lovely to have a man in my life who's cute, intelligent, interesting and complicated, and very supportive." Uma Thurman on hotelier boyfriend ANDRE BALAZS. </p>


16th December 2005

Quote: <p>"As one who adores the male species, I feel compassionately towards them. I've studied them carefully, like a hunter watches its prey. I love all the guys out there." KILL BILL star Uma Thurman loves the male sex. </p>


12th December 2005

Quote: <p>"With all due respect to the other actresses I've worked with, she's probably the most beautiful woman I've ever met - but accessible too, kinda like a national park, like Yellowstone or something." Luke Wilson on his SUPER EX-GIRLFRIEND co-star Uma Thurman. </p>


22nd November 2005

Fact: <p>RAY star Kerry Washington and actress Mia Maestro have become the latest movie stars to sign up for timepiece ads - they'll both appear in new print ads for Movado watches. The actresses join the likes of Charlize Theron, John Travolta, Johnny Depp, Uma Thurman, Meg Ryan and Pierce Brosnan among those who are helping to sell watches. </p>


31st October 2005

Quote: <p>"Nobody asks me to dance, ever. I can't remember in my life ever having been asked to dance." Actress Uma Thurman has a hint for her male admirers. </p>


31st October 2005

Quote: <p>"I guess I've probably only ever dined out of my house for love. I hate leaving the house. Complete shut-in if it was my choice." KILL BILL star Uma Thurman. </p>


27th October 2005

Quote: <p>"He's very, very nice and he immediately sets you at ease. He kind of gives you a good squeeze... He's pretty liberal, pretty generous with his squeezing." KILL BILL star Uma Thurman on the Dalai Lama. </p>


27th October 2005

Quote: <p>"I eat terribly, I don't drink enough water and I don't get enough sleep." Hollywood actress Uma Thurman admits she doesn't look after herself as well as she should. </p>


20th October 2005

Fact: <p>Claudia Schiffer has become the latest star watch model after lending her time - and wrist - to a new Ebel ad campaign. The German supermodel joins Nicole Kidman, Johnny Depp, Charlize Theron and Uma Thurman, who all promote watches and timepieces. </p>


14th September 2005

Fact: <p>Actor JAKE GYLLENHAAL studied Tibetan philosophy under Uma Thurman's father ROBERT, a leading Buddhist scholar. </p>


31st August 2005

Fact: <p>British comic Eddie Izzard is set for a new dastardly role as comic book supervillain PROFESSOR BEDLAM in romantic comedy THE SUPER-EX, in which a superheroine (Uma Thurman) uses all her powers to humiliate her former boyfriend (Owen Wilson). </p>


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