‘Kill Bill’: Quentin Tarantino Gave Vivica A. Fox’s Backside Special Camera Time, She Says
Thurman shared the screen with Vivica A. Fox., Lucy Liu, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen, and David Carradine as a skilled assassin. Fox remembers her experience working on the movie and recalled how Tarantino wanted to spotlight her bottom on camera.
Vivica A. Fox was a Deadly Viper in ‘Kill Bill’
Before viewers were treated to bloody martial arts battles in 2003’s Kill Bill: Volume 1, they watched Bride escape a hospital, load herself into the P-wagon, and head to her first target. That was Vivica A. Fox’s character, Vernita Green.
Vernita and “Beatrix Kiddo” were part of the Deadly Vipers. The femme fatales had snake code names, and in their square-up it was Black Mamba versus Copperhead.
Fox’s character left the Bride for dead and when she came for revenge, they fought in Vernita’s living room. dining room, and kitchen. Those memorable scenes included broken glass, destroyed furniture, a school bus, and an agreement to fight on a field.
But Black Mamba ended Vernita with a knife to the chest, and her daughter Nikki saw the aftermath.
Vivica Fox jokes that Quentin Tarantino wanted to show off her butt
Fox recently did an interview with DJ Vlad for VladTV, and she fondly remembered working on Kill Bill. She described it as being a huge opportunity because of Tarantino, who won an Oscar in 1995 for Pulp Fiction.
After pressing her agent for a role in Kill Bill, she landed a meeting with the director. Fox’s rep arranged for the meeting at a coffee shop, and they wound up chatting for over an hour. But Tarantino had another requirement.
“He then came to my house because he wanted to make sure — ’cause at the time there were a lot of actors and actresses that were kind of strung out on drugs,” she explained.
“What he was going to put us through, he wanted to make sure mentally and physically we could go through it.” Fox added that he “tortured the sh*t out of us” with intense training and food regimens.
She was grateful for it because according to her, the routine trimmed down her figure and made her backside stand out. “But when I saw how nice my booty — I had a little special booty light. When I kicked Uma through the door, I had a little special booty light,” Fox said. She shared that the lighting arrangement emphasized her derriere.
“I had been in the movie Booty Call,” she said. “And Quentin Tarantino said, ‘You can’t be in a movie named Booty Call and we don’t highlight that booty.’ So, it was awesome,” Fox laughed.
She also added that her code name should have been Black Mamba, a line pulled straight from the script. Fans can relive the violent magic of Kill Bill by streaming both films on Hulu, HBO Max, Amazon Prime, YouTube, or Apple TV.