It was announced earlier this week after months of speculation that Brad Pitt was officially joining Leonardo DiCaprio in the cast of Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Most Tarantino fans were excited to finally get confirmation as well as the title for his upcoming 9th movie that will reportedly have the Manson Family murders as one of the story elements. However, the late Sharon Tate's sister, Debra, is not happy about the project at all and claims that Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio "don't give a sh!t" about the family and claims that they're just doing it for the cash.
Debra Tate believes that Quentin Tarantino, along with Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, are glorifying her sister's death. In a new interview, she said that she believes the actors didn't think the situation through or think of the social ramifications. Tate also stated that they're just doing it for the money. She had this to say.
"To (celebrities) it's a paycheck and these people just don't care. They are terribly hurtful to the actual family and all the living victims. They don't give a sh!t."
This isn't the first time that Debra Tate has publicly slammed somebody involving her sister's story in a Hollywood project. A few months ago, she called actress Hilary Duff "trash" when the actress posted a picture of herself as Sharon Tate on Instagram for an upcoming project. Tate explains.
"What kind of trash is she? That's just absolutely garbage. Is there any point in that?"
While it's completely understandable that Debra Tate feels the way she does, her family's story is a part of American history. The Manson Family murders are a large piece to the end of the 1960s and the ushering of the 1970s.
Margot Robbie has also been heavily rumored to join the cast of Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Sharon Tate, but nothing has been officially confirmed at this time. Before Robbie's name popped up, Jennifer Lawrence was talked about for the role when details about the project first emerged. When Debra Tate caught wind of the news, she claimed that Lawrence wasn't "pretty enough" to play her sister. She admitted that was a horrible thing to say, but she said, "I have my standards."
While Debra Tate has gone on to trash anybody playing a role in a movie that might include her sister, it seems that she may be more open to the idea if she were somehow involved in the project. Perhaps if she had been offered a consultation gig for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, she'd be okay with it. Whatever the case may be, Debra Tate is not happy about Brad Pitt and Leonardo joining the cast of Quentin Tarantino's new movie. You can read the rest of the interview with Tate over at TMZ.