Like, he would hold me and cover my face with his hand, and he would sing lullabies to me. Zoë Bell hooked me up with ice-skating pads on the hips, and elbow pads. But the little actor doesn’t mind the comparison. He’s very underestimated as a blind kitten. Credit: How many takes did you do of that whole scene?Probably, um, 28? Shawn Mendes Surprise-Dropped a Second Movie This Week. Best weeks of my life, really. That day was especially exciting and nerve-racking for Butters, who considers him her favorite filmmaker. — A new Elvis biopic casts its King When he made the comparison in an interview, some thought he meant Butters was playing a young Streep in the movie — who, as Butters noted to Vanity Fair, was actually 20 in 1969. John Mulaney May or May Not Care Very Much About the Royal Family, “The Grammys remain corrupt. She doesn’t eat before a scene, she wants to be addressed by her character’s name. Like, What? Did you actually have padding?Oh yeah. Our World. Everyone would listen to you, so that was nice. Credit: Lorde Went to Antarctica and Is Publishing a Photo Book to Prove It. This is how it happened." For many, acting in a Tarantino film would be a career high. Or think we know. What the Hell Is Happening With Masks on Network TV? It just needs a start. In Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, the 10-year-old plays Trudi, a precocious child actor on a Western set who intellectually … “I got to meet him, and that was amazing,” she said to Esquire, adding that she wants to work with the director one day. When she went to the film’s first table read, her mom explained the cast to her this way: “She told me that everyone here is famous.” Naturally, her parents didn’t let her watch any Tarantino movies beforehand. It still works! She claims she wasn’t even acting herself: “He’s such a great actor, so I wasn’t really reciting a line,” Butters told Variety. Prince Charles’s Most Punchable Moments in Season 4 of, Tracey Wigfield Talks Making a New, Socially Conscious. “I was like, What if he’s not even a nice person? He would always get on the floor to direct me because I’m short. But now I’ve seen Titanic start to finish. Get push notifications with news, features and more. *Sorry, there was a problem signing you up. By Parisa Taghizadeh/ BBC-America / Everett Collection. Coyote Ugly Turns 20: Where Is the Cast Now? Maybe.I have no idea. Some of the network’s best, most daring work has come in the form of a limited series. Her mom relented and let her watch (part of) the movie. She also told Vanity Fair she hadn’t seen DiCaprio in Titanic until after filming had wrapped. RELATED VIDEO: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Gets Rave First Reactions at Cannes: ‘Brilliant’ and ‘Shocking’, “If she was in, she’d get an Oscar nomination for that performance. I actually didn’t know how to read as a baby, when I started doing this. To revisit this article, visit My Profile, then View saved stories. Are you a big cat person?Oh yeah. Butters as Trudi Fraser in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. When Butters’ mom took her to the table read for the movie, “She told me that everyone here is famous,” Butters said to Vanity Fair. You'll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications. Log in or link your magazine subscription, https://pyxis.nymag.com/v1/imgs/097/fcf/11f1a7fc477da078f86f1b012a6349949b-01-julia-butters-chat-room-silo-new-1.png, Lauren Graham and Scott Patterson Had to Quit Smoking to Do, The Weeknd Received Zero Grammy Nominations, Responds on Twitter, Andrew Cuomo Praises New Yorkers and Threatens Ben Stiller During Emmys Speech, The Snubs and Surprises of the 2021 Grammy Nominations. © 2020 Condé Nast. We have two cats at home. During her audition, she let slip that she wasn’t familiar with Tarantino (“He definitely does not make movies for kids”). Andrew Cooper/Sony Pictures. So sad, but amazing, really. I heard that he didn’t actually throw you on the ground, that that was you jumping?Well, yeah. DiCaprio, who is Butters’s scene partner for the majority of her screen time, first met her at the cast table read, then invited her (and her parents) to his house to run lines. — The best books of the year, so far Apparently the toss was DiCaprio’s idea, Butters said, retelling the story with a comedian’s panache. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is thematically about the transition from the old Hollywood to the new. — A toast to When Harry Met Sally, the romantic comedy for grown-ups Sometimes, directors like Steven Spielberg would also drop by the set to say hello. “He said, ‘Well, when I was writing it,’ and I said, ‘Oh, you wrote it? Credit: We were close from day one. But it didn’t serve the film,” producer David Heyman told IndieWire. There are numerous stories still living around Once Upon a Time in America, and not all them are clear and defined, as it’s common for one of the most ambitious and intense films in the history of cinema. Vanity Fair may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our Affiliate Partnerships with retailers. The films of Quentin Tarantino are not usually known for having strong roles for child actors, which — considering the director’s penchant for violent, eye-gouging spectacle — is probably a good thing for child actors. All rights reserved. But I’m always prepared. Wigfield always planned to use satire to highlight class divisions in the new version of the series, and the past year has made that even more timely. For this 10-year-old, that wasn’t her prime thought: “I was kinda like, Cool—I’m in a movie!”, — The scoop on Midsommar’s totally wild sex scene Tarantino apparently had the show on in the background as he was writing Once Upon a Time, and happened to catch a bit of her performance, which impressed him. I want to start out with a very general question: What made you want to be an actor?I was a really shy baby. To revisit this article, select My Account, then View saved stories. It was half and half. And my show American Housewife came on, and it was a monologue that I was reciting called ‘Bloody Becky,'” she said. “And boy, did I wake up with a bruise on my hands the next day, holy cow.”. I really can’t. Producers are hoping to find the show a third home. Was it the best acting you’d seen in your whole life?It really was. Kevin Winter/Getty. DiCaprio thinks she’s the next Meryl Streep. I can learn monologues. We were laughing a lot. “He was writing the script, and he likes to have the TV on while he’s writing, just noise. “He had a really nice house,” Butters observed, noting that it had “a view of basically the entire world—you could see the ocean, you could see buildings. From the awards race to the box office, with everything in between: get the entertainment industry's must-read newsletter.