Late-night host David Letterman revealed in an interview that filmmaker Quentin Tarantino once threatened to kill him. As The New York Post reports:
The TV host and comedian, 72, revealed the juicy story on Showtime’s “Desus & Mero,” telling co-hosts Desus Nice and The Kid Mero it all started when he did a bit pretending to be surprised that a stunning actress would stoop to date Tarantino, now 56…
Letterman says he found out from a guest on his show that a famous star — “so famous that I can’t recall the name” — was dating Tarantino and jokingly protested the relationship based on the “Once Upon a Time in … Hollywood” director not being attractive or cool enough for her…
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Two days later, his assistant got a call from Tarantino, who asked to speak with Letterman in order to say hello — but had much more than that to express once Letterman got on the line.
“He starts screaming at me, ‘I’m gonna beat you to death, I’m gonna kill you, I’m coming to New York, and I’m gonna beat the crap out of you. How can you say that about me?’ ” Letterman recalls. “And I said, ‘Quentin, hang on a second.’”
Representatives for Tarantino didn’t immediatley respond to requests for comment.