During an interview with The Wrap, Bruce Lee’s daughter, Shannon Lee, discussed why she is upset by her father’s portrayal in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
In Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, actor Mike Moh portrays renowned Hong Kong-America actor and filmmaker Bruce Lee. While many movigoers point to the showdown between Bruce Lee and Brad Pitt’s Cliff Booth as one of the most memorable scenes in the film, Shannon Lee explained why she was disheartened by how her father is portrayed during the scene:
“[…] it doesn’t come across that way. He comes across as an arrogant asshole who was full of hot air. And not someone who had to fight triple as hard as any of those people did to accomplish what was naturally given to so many others.”
After discussing how she felt uncomfortable sitting in a theater and listening to audiences laugh at her father, Shannon Lee noted that Quentin Tarantino’s depiction of Bruce Lee in the scene is not an accurate portrayal of who he really was:
“Here, he’s the one with all the puffery and he’s the one challenging Brad Pitt. Which is not how he was.”
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Quentin Tarantino’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.
Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, Mike Moh, and Al Pacino.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is now playing in theaters.
Source: The Wrap