When engaged on Jackie Brown, Pam Grier admitted that her efficiency left her “exhausted.”
In an interview with Yahoo Leisure for Jackie Brown’s twenty fifth anniversary, Grier mirrored on starring within the 1997 movie by which she portrayed a flight attendant caught smuggling cash for an L.A. crime kingpin, Ordell Robbie (portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson), and defined how the most important difficulty for her throughout filming was tempo.
“Quentin instructed me that Sam[uel L. Jackson] had a metronome-like high quality that’s actually quick, however that I’d must decelerate for Robert [Forster],” she mentioned. “He warned me that not all actors can do this, so I needed to be taught.”
Within the movie, Grier’s character executes a plan to flee with the smuggled money, going in opposition to Jackson’s Ordell and enlisting assist from bail bondsman Max Cherry (the late Forster).
“Quentin mentioned to sluggish my tempo all the way down to keep away from revealing that I’m planning a scheme,” Grier mentioned. “Max is aware of folks inside and outside, and is aware of once they’re fooling him — he can scent me if I’m mendacity. However I additionally want him, so it’s not cut-and-dried. That’s why you’re exhausted whenever you work with Quentin Tarantino and his characters!”
When Grier realized that Tarantino crafted the main character of the movie along with her in thoughts, Grier admitted to pondering she was “in bother” as a result of she knew she’d must “work actually arduous,” as she didn’t wish to be fired.