Quentin Tarantino Promised His Mom She Will Not Receive a "Penny" After She Disparaged His Screenwriting Dream

Quentin Tarantino recently spoke to Billions co-creator Brian Koppelman about a promise he made to his mother after she disparaged his childhood dream of being a screenplay writer.

In a new episode of The Moment, the filmmaker shared that he vowed to his mother, Connie Zastoupil, that she will never receive a “penny” from his success in the film industry after she scolded him for writing screenplays instead of focusing on school. Zastoupil reportedly had “a hard time about [Tarantino’s] scholastic non-ability,” with the director adding that “in the middle of her little tirade, she said, ‘Oh, and by the way, this little ‘writing career’ — with the finger quotes and everything — this little ‘writing career’ that you’re doing? That s*it is f*cking over.”

Tarantino continued, “When she said that to me in that sarcastic way, I was in my head and I go: ‘OK, lady, when I become a successful writer, you will never see penny one from my success. There will be no house for you. There’s no vacation for you, no Elvis Cadillac for mommy. You get nothing. Because you said that.’” He reaffirmed to Koppelman that he kept the promise, “Yeah. Yeah. I helped her out with a jam with the IRS. But no house. No Cadillac, no house.”

When the Billions co-creator tried to convince the filmmaker to at least get his mother a house, Tarantino refused to budge. “There are consequences for your words as you deal with your children,” he shared. “Remember there are consequences for your sarcastic tone about what’s meaningful to them.”

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