Bruce Lee's daughter, Shannon Lee, answers to the recent comments by director Quentin Tarantino on her father's portrayal of "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood".
Variety . "That would be very nice. Or he could apologize or say, "I do not really know how Bruce Lee was, I just wrote it for my film, but that should not be the way it really was."
Tarantino recently defended his portrayal Asian martial arts legend (featured by Mike Moh) as an arrogant hater. "Bruce Lee was an arrogant guy," Tarantino said recently at a press conference in Moscow. Not only did he make a lot of it the way he talked, I heard him say something like that, when people say, well, he never said he could beat Muhammad Ali his wife Linda Lee also said that I've ever read in her first biography, which she absolutely said. "
Not the case, says Shannon Lee.
On the other hand, he wants to portray this as a fact and stay on the other side of the fiction, "she added.
Lee said her father's confidence could be confused with arrogance and does not call him a" perfect "man. "She noted, however, that the kind of criticism Tarantino is referring to is one she has heard before, mainly from other white men who were in martial arts and in Hollywood.
The passage in his wife Linda Lee Cadwell's book, "Bruce Lee: The Man I Only Knew ," to which Tarantino seems to refer, is a quote from a critic who wrote: "Those Lee [Bruce] would bet that Lee makes Cassius Clay useless. " not by the author herself.
"[Tarantino] may Bruce Lee but he wanted to portray and he did," said Shannon Lee. "But it's a bit disingenuous for him to say," Well, he was like that, but that's a fictional movie, so do not worry.
Bruce Lee's protégé and training partner Dan Inosanto also rejected the idea that Lee had boasted in a previous interview with Variety that he could defeat Muhammad Ali.
The former television presenter and current executive Producer of Cinemax & # 39; Warrior (based on a television treaty) Bruce Lee wrote), Shannon Lee is the administrator of the estate and charitable foundation of her father.
Lee returned from a trip to Hong Kong where she worked with the Hong Kong Heritage Museum had worked on the renewal of the Bruce Lee exhibition and expansion of an exhibition summer camp program for martial arts, when she learned of Tarantino's reaction to the criticism of the portrayal of her late father through the film.