It seems as if director Quentin Tarantino knows how to hold a grudge. Tarantino says he vowed as a young boy to never share a “penny” of the money from his movie career with his mom.
The film director recently opened up about his difficult relationship with his mother, who he says wasn’t his biggest supporter.
Speaking to Billions co-creator Brian Koppelman on The Moment podcast, the 58-year-old revealed she never backed his ambition of becoming a writer.
He told Koppelman he wasn’t very gifted when it came to the classroom and his mom always had a ‘hard time’ about it.
Tarantino said that when he got into trouble for writing screenplays in school, his mom would “bitch” at him about it, saying: “’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 over!’”
He said: “And when she said that to me in that sarcastic way, I was in my head, and I go, ‘OK, lady. When I become a successful writer, you will never see penny one from my success.
“There will be no house for you. There’s no vacation for you, no Elvis Cadillac for mommy. You get nothing. Because you said that.”
“Did you stick to that?” asked Koppelman.
To which Tarantino replied: “Yeah, yeah. I helped her out with a jam with the IRS. But no house. No Cadillac, no house.”
The Kill Bill director explained that his mother is still alive, but that he doesn’t send her any money.
He added: “There are consequences for your words as you deal with your children, remember there are consequences for your sarcastic tone about what’s meaningful to them.”
Tarantino has been an incredibly successful screenwriter and director and has won three Oscars during his career. His highest-grossing movie, 2012’s Django Unchained, earned over $420 million at the box office.