LOS ANGELES—The first time we saw Uma Thurman, she was 19 and nude in a giant clamshell in Terry Gilliam's The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, and we were smitten. It literally took years for that vision to recede in our mind as the epitome of beauty, but it eventually did as Thurman's talent managed to supersede her exquisite looks, which, let's be honest, have barely faded.
Now, 24 years after Munchausen, we have another, better reason to get excited about Uma Thurman. She's joined the cast of Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac, which is currently shooting in Germany. This is the movie that will contain sexually explicit scenes featuring its mainstream actors. The cast includes Thurman, Shia LaBeouf, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Jamie Bell, Stacy Martin, Connie Nielsen and Christian Slater.
One of the actors, LaBeouf, in a fit of method acting madness, actually provided a homemade sex tape to von Trier as part of his audition process. (Brando would not have approved.)
It's unclear if Uma will take part in any sex scenes, but even if she is not currently slated to do so, we are confident that once on set reason will prevail and the clamshell beauty and cool Kill Bill killer will be put to proper use, and in the process provide years more gist for her loyal fans.