Quentin Tarantino is a guest at the Jerusalem International Film Festival in a tribute to the late Menachem Golan and Yoram Globus (Stills: Itamar Ginzburg, Video: Public Relations)
It is ours: the great director Quentin Tarantino, one of the most celebrated and important directors in the world, was a guest a few days ago on the podcast of the American comedian Tom Segura and tried his luck again in Hebrew.
Tarantino, who is married to Daniela Pick and has been living with her for the past few years in Tel Aviv, tried to clarify some point in reference to a certain movie and said: "There is an expression in Hebrew, 'Hafuk al Hafuk' ("upside down" - OT), and its meaning is 'upside down' ".
Tarantino gave the interview to the podcast as part of the promotion of his new book. He talked there, among other things, about his films, said that he had not yet thought about what his last film would be and revealed that he had written an eight-episode television series to the astonishment of presenter Tom Segura.
This is not the first time that Tarantino has experimented with Hebrew. Before For about a year and a half, he was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel and said that he watches children's programs with his eldest son Lior, "For example, the Israeli version of 'Sesame Street,' so I learn quite a bit - for example, 'Cat,'"
In addition to the interview on Segura's podcast, Tarantino was also a guest a few days ago on Howard Stern's popular radio show and told there how he met his wife Daniela Peake.
"I met her many years before we got married. I was in Israel for the launch of the movie 'Disrespectful Bastards'. I met her in a club in Tel Aviv, we danced all night, for three hours straight. I had to throw my shirt away afterwards because it smelled like a dead horse."
"I've never had an evening like this, and I've had good evenings in my life," Tarantino continued.
"She is simply a knockout, beautiful. Her father is also the most famous pop singer in Israel, Zvika Pick. Everyone knows her in Israel. She grew up in the spotlight, like a princess. But after this evening, it just faded away between us. She moved on with her life and I moved on with my life. Then six years later I was invited on a cruise and I met a family friend of the "Pikims" there. She told me, 'I am a good friend of Daniela', and I answered her, 'She is so wonderful.' I said wonderful things about her under the assumption that she would return home to Tel Aviv, Meet Daniela and tell her, 'I saw Quentin and he said nice things about you. That was the plan.'
"Her friend went back to her room on the ship and called her," Tarantino told Howard Stern.
"She said to me, 'I just talked to Daniela and it turns out that she just broke up with her boyfriend. When you're done here on the cruise, call her.' For me. We decided to meet, without promises about the future. I told her she shouldn't come to America and I shouldn't come to Tel Aviv and we arranged to meet in Paris. We wanted it to work out, we went to Paris and we've been together ever since."