Quentin Tarantino's Mom Reacts to Director's Vow to Never Share His Money with Her
Published Aug 13, 2021Quentin Tarantino's mother, Connie Zastoupil, has responded to the viral revelation that her son vowed to never give her "a penny" of his fortune after she allegedly belittled his passion for screenwriting as a child.
In the brief message [via USA Today], Zastoupil said: "Regarding my son Quentin – I support him, I'm proud of him and love him and his growing new family. It gave me great joy to dance at his wedding and receive his news upon the birth of my Grandson Leo."
Zastoupil added that podcast interviews make it easy for comments to "spin and go viral without full context" and that she does "not wish to participate in this salacious transactional media frenzy."
Appearing on Brian Koppelman's podcast The Moment, Tarantino previously said that his mother had "a hard time" with his "scholastic non-ability," and wasn't happy when she found out he was spending class time writing screenplays instead of school work.
"She was bitching at me about that and then in the middle of her little tirade, she said, '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 fucking over,'" Tarantino said. "She meant you just can't do that in class when you should be doing something else."
Let's hope they can work this out together, perhaps in private.