After Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the artist’s daughter is disappointed in the director.
Shannon Lee, daughter of iconic actor and martial arts master Bruce Lee, continues bitterly remembering how Quentin Tarantino portrayed his late father in once upon a time in hollywoodthe 2019 film starring Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio where the American and Hong Kong native appeared as a braggart lacking in manners and ready for a fight at the first change.
At the time, Shannon objected to this vision of her father in the aforementioned film, calling Mike Moh’s role as “disheartening” as a young Bruce Lee who, according to her, appeared as “an arrogant jerk full of talk.” Now, thanks to an interview granted to The TelegraphWe know that nothing has changed, and even Shannon has not yet had the “pleasure” of meeting Tarantino personallywho is aware of the controversy and the discomfort of Lee’s daughter. “I can understand that his daughter has a problem with this, it’s her damn father,” said the filmmaker in a 2021 episode of The Joe Rogan Experience. This attitude is in line with the position that the director has always maintained, which is that “Bruce Lee was an arrogant guy,” as he told the press in a press conference in 2019. At the time, he explained that “I didn’t make up much part of all this” for the film, and that Lee’s wife, Linda Lee Cadwell, had written similar things “in her first biography I read.”
Shannon Lee still believes in her father
How could it not be otherwise and despite Bruce Lee’s letters that Bob Baker’s son (Bruce’s friend and bodyguard) put up for auction in 2021, where the martial artist asked large doses of various narcotic substancesAs well as the words spoken by Tarantino or her own mother, Shannon Lee continues to idolize her father, who left an undeniably positive legacy both in the people and in oriental cinema. “After all, I feel very confident in who my father was and who I am, and that, overall, his presence on this planet has been extremely positive and has had a great impact on a lot of people.”