Uma Thurman on “Lord of the Rings Rejection” in 2017
Ms Thurman appears on the Graham Norton Show tonight. She will be joined on the show by Friends actress Courteney Cox, Rocketman star Taron Egerton, Hollywood sensation Minnie Drivers and Golden Globe winner Ariana DeBose. Lola Young will also perform her new single So Sorry.
Ms Thurman appears on the program to promote the release of her new thriller series ‘Suspicion’.
The series, which debuts on AppleTV+ today, stars Ms. Thurman as American businesswoman and media mogul Katherine Newman.
When Katherine’s son is kidnapped from a New York hotel, all eyes are on four seemingly ordinary British citizens who were at the hotel the night he was kidnapped.
Their lives are turned upside down as they try to evade the National Crime Agency and the FBI.
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Uma Thurman has a net worth of $45m (£33.1m)
Ms Thurman appears on The Graham Norton Show on Friday.
As the series progresses, they become increasingly suspicious of each other and begin to wonder who is just guilty of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The suspicions mark another twist in the story of Ms Thurman, whose film career spans 35 years.
She shot to fame with her role as Mia Wallace in Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 masterpiece Pulp Fiction.
Ms. Thurman reunited with the filmmaker to star as Beatrix “The Bride” Kiddo in Kill Bill: Volume 1 and 2.
She admitted turning down the prestigious role was a major regret.
Still, her career could have taken a very different path if she hadn’t turned down the role of her life.
She opened up about the decision during a 2017 appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Mr Colbert welcomed her to his show and said: “Now I’m a big fan of yours, and I just have to ask you a question before I start because I’m a big Lord of the Rings fan too. which is no secret.
“I found out just before the show, is it true, that you turned down the opportunity to play Eowyn in The Lord of the Rings?”
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Miranda Otto was eventually cast as Éowyn instead.
Ms Thurman squirmed before replying, “Uh, yes.”
Mr. Colbert asked her why she had refused the role. She said: “It was a very long time ago and I consider it one of the worst decisions ever made.
“But I had just had my first child and, I don’t know, I was a bit housebound.”
She added: “I think I was a bit, it was a bit unfamiliar to me, but it’s definitely definitely a regret.”
Quention Tarantino has apologized to Ms. Thurman for a car accident on the set of Kill Bill.
The Lord of the Rings films were shot simultaneously and entirely in New Zealand, the country of director Peter Jackson, between October 1999 and December 2000.
Ms Thurman’s daughter, actress Maya Hawke, was born the year before filming began.
In a 2008 interview with MTV, she said she wished she had taken the role. She said, “Oh, I really wish I could have taken that step, and maybe I should have, but I just couldn’t at the time.”
Miranda Otto was cast in the role instead, and her character was featured in the second film in The Lord of the Rings trilogy: The Two Towers.
Although Ms. Thurman turned down the prestigious role, she enjoyed renewed success with Kill Bill.
In the mid-2000s, she had an asking price of $12.5m (£9,190,625) per film on her head.
Since then, she has continued to build a formidable reputation, starring in several film, television and stage productions along the way.
Uma Thurman appears on The Graham Norton Show tonight at 10:35 p.m.