Patricia Arquette ‘Struggled’ with ‘True Romance’ Character Being ‘So Supportive’ of Murder
Even after a three-decade Hollywood career that won her an Oscar and two Emmys, Patricia Arquette is still synonymous with “True Romance.” Her role as Alabama Whitman, a call girl who marries a client and ends up tangled in a web of crime after the newlyweds steal a shipment of cocaine, launched Arquette into the mainstream.
The cult film’s pop culture status has only grown in the 29 years since its release, as it is now seen as an essential 1990s movie and a perennial inspiration for Instagram Halloween costumes.The film’s content was shocking to some viewers at the time of its release, particularly due to its excessive violence and abundant pop culture references.
Both are trademarks of screenwriter Quentin Tarantino, who was a new filmmaker at the time, having only directed “Reservoir Dogs” when “True Romance was released.
While the film was directed by Tony Scott and
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