All you parents out there that want your kids to become a star, do ask him about it, he’ll never use your kid. He’ll never put a kid through a harrowing experience that may scar them for life.
He said, “When it comes to filming, I wouldn’t take a real life child actor and stick them in some possibly psychological harrowing experience. At the same time, Kill Bill has the whole cartoon sequence of (young character) O-Ren witnessing her parents getting killed. It is very harrowing. I think it is a great piece. But there is a difference between doing something animated and taking a five or six year old girl, dropping blood under her face and saying, ‘think about your mom being killed.’ I wouldn’t feel OK about doing that.”
I respect him so much more now, even though I will never see most of his movies.