The movie, set in post-Civil War Wyoming, follows bounty
hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) and fugitive Daisy (Jennifer
Jason Leigh) as they travel toward the town of Red Rock before
meeting two strangers, whom they take onboard their stagecoach.
When a blizzard builds, they take refuge and meet other
travelers. As they get to know each other, all is not quite as
Jason Leigh, who has been nominated for an Oscar for her
performance, spent much of the film handcuffed to Russell.
"Within three days ... we were like an old married couple," she
told a news conference. "We really had this dance that became
kind of effortless and after a while when we weren't cuffed
together I missed him terribly."
Working with past collaborators such as Samuel L. Jackson and
Tim Roth, Tarantino said he had "the best time" making the movie
since he did "Kill Bill".
"It was just a joy and part of the joy was the fact that I think
me and all the actors we were all happy with the material and we
were confident with it and we had really rehearsed it fairly
well so they knew it and I knew it and it was just fun every
day", he said.
Asked about the Feb. 28 Oscars ceremony -- following criticism
about the lack of actors of color being nominated and the likes
of Spike Lee and Will Smith saying they would skip the awards --
Tarantino said: "If I was nominated, I'd go."
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