Osbourne heard Tarantino fume over leak

Published Thursday, 23 January 2014
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Sharon Osbourne was among the first to learn that Quentin Tarantino was scrapping plans for a new Western after overhearing the furious director discuss the script leak with Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein at a bar before the news hit headlines.

Osbourne heard Tarantino fume over leak

The rock matriarch reveals she was not surprised when it emerged on Wednesday that Tarantino had shelved plans for The Hateful Eight after the first draft of his screenplay emerged online, because she had been eavesdropping on his conversation at The Polo Lounge in Beverly Hills, California the night before.

Discussing the incident on her US daytime show The Talk on Thursday, she said: "Two nights ago, I'm at the Polo Lounge at six o'clock in the evening, [it was] deserted. I sat there doing a meeting, across was Quentin and Harvey Weinstein and Quentin's doing this [furiously gesturing with his hands]... and they must have been discussing this [script leak] because then the next day it (the news) came out.

However, Osbourne admitted she didn't fully understand the seriousness of Tarantino's situation because she was starstruck just being near the Pulp Fiction filmmaker: "I'm like, 'Fabulous'. I just adore him, so I was just (thinking), 'Oh, I adore you!' He's a genius..."

And she insisted Tarantino did the right thing by axing plans to make The Hateful Eight, declaring:"Good for him."

The director had given an early version of the script to just six people and revealed he was "very, very depressed" by the unexpected leak.

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