Hollywood filmmaker Quentin Tarantino recently revealed he had made a vow as a child to never support his mother financially when he grew up.
In a recent episode of The Moment Podcast, hosted by Billions co-creator Brian Koppelman, Tarantino shared his personal pledge after his mother failed to support his ambitions.
The Pulp Fiction director recalled one incident when he was scolded for writing screenplays at school. Instead of supporting the twelve-year-old Tarantino, his mother sided with the teachers.
He also recalled that his teachers viewed this “as a defiant act of rebellion”.
He added that his mum “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 s*** is over.’”
That is when Tarantino told his mother that she would not get even a single penny from his success. “When she said that to me in that sarcastic way, I go, ‘OK, lady, when I become a successful writer, you will never see penny one from my success. There will be no house for you. There’s no vacation for you, no Elvis Cadillac for mommy. You get nothing. Because you said that,’” he added.
When asked if he stuck to his pledge, the 58-year-old replied, “Yeah. I helped her out with a jam with the IRS. But no house. No Cadillac, no house.”
As a conclusion, the filmmaker added, “There are consequences for your words as you deal with your children. Remember there are consequences for your sarcastic tone about what’s meaningful to them.”
According to sources, Connie Zastoupil, Tarantino’s mother is said to be around 75 years of age now. Her second husband, Curtis Zastoupil allegedly ‘encouraged’ Tarantino’s ambition to make films.