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Revenge Of The Bride, Part II

Last fall, Uma Thurman re-teamed with her "Pulp Fiction" director Quentin Tarantino for the ultimate revenge film, "Kill Bill, Vol. 1."

But that was only half of the story. This Friday, Thurman is back in theaters to finish things off in "Kill Bill, Vol. 2."

In the first film, Thurman plays the bride who was left for dead at the altar by her old mentor and assassin partners. Driven by revenge, the bride makes it her mission to kill those who killed her groom and, she thinks, her unborn baby.

"I come back. It's the circle of violence," Thurman tells The Early Show co-anchor Harry Smith. In the sequel, the showdown between the bride and the evil Bill finally takes place. But who will be left standing is unclear.

Both of Quentin Tarantino's films are based on American westerns, Kung Fu movies, and Chinese and Japanese sword movies, notes Smith.

Thurman says, "The references are such, you have to be, like, a film scholar to know about, but you don't have to be a film scholar to enjoy them. It's a textured movie where the visuals change constantly in an episodic way."

About the director she says, "I think what's so exciting about him, many things, but one of the particular extraordinary things is his work. What I think is the most fun about him, as an audience watching his movies, is his material is so undigested. It's not washed down. It's raw and invigorating and alive. It's exhilarated. It's coming out of him with complete adrenaline."

Some Facts About Uma Thurman

  • Uma Karuna Thurman was born in Boston, Mass., on April 29, 1970
  • The daughter of a Columbia University professor and a model-turned-psychotherapist, she is named after a Hindu goddess
  • She began her career as a Click model
  • Thurman began acting in 1987 with the independent feature "Kiss Daddy Good Night"
  • In 1988, she received wide attention as the virginal victim of John Malkovich's seduction in "Dangerous Liaisons"
  • In 1994, Thurman first teamed with Quentin Tarantino in "Pulp Fiction"
  • In 1997, Thurman co-starred with Ethan Hawke in "Gattaca"
  • In 2002, she received positive reviews for her role in the HBO film "Hysterical Blindness"
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