Quentin Tarantino has said that allowing Uma Thurman to drive a car which crashed on set is ‘one of the biggest regrets of my life’.

He said that they had driven the car one way, but in the shot, had told her to drive another way. He said he didn’t realise there was a twist in the road coming back. The actress posted footage of the crash on Monday, after 15 years.

The Kill Bill director said that failing the test route was ‘one of my most horrendous mistakes’. Thurman, who starred as the film’s main role, suffered neck and knee injuries after the accident. In a New York Times interview, she said she had her doubts about the car. Tarantino persuaded her to go along with it anyway, however.

He said he drove down the road to check if it was okay, and had thought it would have just been a straight line down the road.

‘I came in there all happy telling her she could totally do it, it was a straight line, you will have no problem. Thurman’s response was ‘OK’. Because she believed me. Because she trusted me… I told her it would be safe. And it wasn’t. I was wrong.

‘I didn’t force her into the car. She got into the car because she trusted me. And she believed me.’

But while this horrible thing might have happened, she harbours no ill will toward the director. Thurman said Tarantino was still:

‘…deeply regretful and remains remorseful about this sorry event and gave me the footage years later so I could expose it and let it see the light of day, regardless of it most likely be an event for which justice will never be possible.’

Responding to the New York Times article, Tarantino said that Uma had been in ‘turmoil’ all over this weekend.

‘She never meant this to roll over me.’

It kind of restores a bit of faith knowing he’s felt this regret about it for so long. I mean he could have released the footage 15 years ago but hey. At least she isn’t accusing him of harassment. We’ve had enough of that thank you.