What it's like to be Quentin Tarantino's friend

Zoe Bell says she can't describe her relationship with Quentin Tarantino.

The Kiwi stuntwoman and actress has worked with Tarantino on several films, including both instalments of Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, Death Proof and his latest The Hateful Eight, which premieres in New Zealand tonight.

Despite her regular appearance in the American director's films, Bell, 37, said she hadn't worked out how to describe their friendship.

"I'm yet to figure out how to," she told Mike Hosking this morning.

"We became fast friends on Kill Bill when he cast me as the bride's stunt double on that. I would like to think he respects me as a professional but I also think he just likes having me around. It's fantastic," she said.

Tarantino is in New Zealand for tonight's premiere of The Hateful Eight and will walk the red carpet and introduce his film at a screening in Auckland.

Bell told Hosking Tarantino liked to work with the same crew on his films.

"He's a loyal kind of a guy and he likes to be around people he feels safe with and trusts. Once he's a fan of someone, he's really excited by that."

Listen to the full interview below:

The Hateful Eight premieres in New Zealand cinemas on Thursday.

Where you can see Tarantino

Want to get your Pulp Fiction T-shirt signed by Quentin Tarantino himself? You're probably out of luck. Tarantino will appear at a screening of The Hateful Eight in Newmarket tonight, where he'll walk the red carpet alongside Kiwi stuntwoman and actress Zoe Bell.

But 200 spots on the red carpet allocated for fans have already been snapped up through a competition on Event Cinema's Facebook page. As the red carpet is inside the theatre, fans aren't advised to camp out on the street as they probably won't see him.

But there is another option. Ponsonby pub Golden Dawn has been turned into a mock post-Civil War Wyoming log cabin - complete with specially brewed beer - for the film.

For eight days, Golden Dawn is serving Hallertau Brewery's Hateful Eight beer in an environment based on the movie, and they'll surely be hoping that Tarantino stops by to check it out.

Golden Dawn is serving Hateful Eight-themed drinks in honour of Quentin Tarantino's new film.
Golden Dawn is serving Hateful Eight-themed drinks in honour of Quentin Tarantino's new film.

- nzherald.co.nz

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