Bruce Lee’s daughter tells Quentin Tarantino to 'shut up or apologise' over father's portrayal in film

WION Web Team New Delhi Aug 15, 2019, 04.10 PM(IST)

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Bruce Lee was a world-renowned martial arts legend and actor. 

Bruce Lee’s daughter Shannon Lee has revealed her disliking to the portrayal of her father, a world-renowned martial arts legend and actor, in the latest Quentin Tarantino’s film, ‘Once Upon A Time in Hollywood’. 

Speaking to Variety about it, she said, “He could shut up about it. That would be really nice. Or he could apologize or he could say, ‘I don’t really know what Bruce Lee was like. I just wrote it for my movie. But that shouldn’t be taken as how he really was.'”

Meanwhile, Quentin has been defending his portrayal of the late star as he believes that Lee was an “arrogant guy”. He said previously, “The way he was talking, I didn’t just make a lot of that up. I heard him say things like that to that effect. If people are saying, ‘Well, he never said he could beat up Mohammad Ali,’ well, yeah, he did. All right? Not only did he say that, but his wife, Linda Lee, said that in her first biography I ever read. She absolutely said that.”

Some others think that Quentin has featured a quote from a critic on Linda Lee’s ‘Bruce Lee: The Man I Only Knew,’ which suggested observers of Lee’s abilities would bet on Lee over Ali in a fight.

Shannon thus raises objections to this and feels that this comes across as her father’s cockiness rather than plain confidence in his art. 

You will have to see the film to know about the scene in question. While the film released in North America two weeks ago, it was released in India today on August 15.