Joffe Collared?

One day during the filming of a hunting scene on the set of Vatel, actress (and Buddhist) Uma Thurman approached director Roland Joffe with a bone to pick:

"Uma came marching up to me, quite furious," Joffe later recalled, "and said, 'Roland, I'm ashamed of you!' I said, 'Why?' She pointed to a Nubian boy sitting in a cart with a gold collar around his neck and said, 'What do you think is going on in his head?'"

["She has great compassion," Joffe once remarked, "for how difficult it is to be a human being."]

[Director James Ivory's nickname for Uma? The Beautiful Giraffe. Her favorite book as a child was Pippi Longstocking -- "because she's the strongest girl in the world. She sleeps with her feet on the pillow and her head under the blankets..."]

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