‘The Hateful Eight’: Zoë Bell Reveals the Character That Made Quentin Tarantino Cry

2015’s The Hateful Eight brings together a fascinating group of characters in Quentin Tarantino‘s 8th film. He once again crafts controversial characters that fascinate critics and audiences around the world. Zoë Bell once revealed that one of The Hateful Eight characters, in particular, brought tears to Tarantino’s eyes. She defines this moment as a serious milestone.

Who is Zoë Bell’s Judy ‘Six-Horse Judy’ in ‘The Hateful Eight’?

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The Hateful Eight follows John “The Hangman” Ruth (Kurt Russell), who is a bounty hunter with his fugitive prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) handcuffed to him. They are heading toward the town of Red Rock, Wyoming post-Civil War. He comes across a cabin during a blizzard and decides to take shelter there. He comes across other folks with the same idea, resulting in a deadly conclusion.

Bell plays a character named Judy, although she goes by the name “Six-Horse Judy.” The minor character is a stagecoach driver and a friend of Minnie Mink’s (Dana Gourrier). However, she’s ultimately one of the casualties in the killing spree that unfolds in the small cabin. Judy is shot multiple times in the torso.

Zoë Bell reveals that Judy ‘Six-Horse Judy’ made Quentin Tarantino cry

Dujour interviewed Bell about The Hateful Eight and her character Six-Horse Judy. She explained the feeling of filming with the legendary Tarantino. However, she was particularly drawn to playing Six-Horse Judy.

“This particular character, Six-Horse Judy, was appealing and exciting because she is sort out of the realm most people perceive me to be capable of,” Bell said. “She has a few stunts that I had to learn, which were challenging, but she is not a badass. She’s not tough. She’s incredibly sweet and sort of bubbly.”

Dujour asked Bell about her “fondest memory” from filming The Hateful Eight. It just so happens that her character brought tears to Tarantino’s eyes.

“I have to say it’s when I made Quentin cry,” Bell said. “Normally that would be my worst memory, I would imagine, but I made him cry because he was so touched by Six-Horse Judy that he got a bit misty-eyed. That rocked my world.”

Bell continued; “Yeah, normally saying I made Quentin Tarantino cry is not something I would consider a landmark, but I was just very proud. I think I may have even got a bit misty-eyed myself.”

‘The Hateful Eight’ brings together a group of fascinating characters, including Kurt Russell’s John ‘The Hangman’ Ruth’

The Hateful Eight is uncompromising and brutal. However, it’s also very similar to a theatre production. It primarily takes place in one location and sees this group of characters unravel. It’s also a mystery as both the audience and the characters try to discover who they can trust and who is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

The Hateful Eight sports an impressive cast with Samuel L. Jackson, Russell, Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, and Channing Tatum. Each of their characters brings something unique to the table, truly creating an unpredictable moviegoing experience.

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