In the [article id="1633991"]"Telephone" video[/article], [artist id="3061469"]Lady Gaga[/artist] and [artist id="1236911"]Beyoncé[/artist] ride around the desert in the same truck Uma Thurman borrows in "Kill Bill." And while Gaga and B also go on a killing spree, just like Thurman did in the classic Quentin Tarantino flick, the video was never meant to mirror the flick in any way, director Jonas Åkerlund insisted.
"It wasn't really [a nod to Tarantino's movie]," Åkerlund told MTV News. "I mean, it just became [that] because of the car. We never even thought about any of those movies until the car came into the picture."
He said the finished video is "the same treatment we had before we had the car." In fact, he said Gaga had a very different kind of car in mind when they first were scouting vehicles for the glitzy, nearly 10-minute-long clip.
"That car is actually the real car from the 'Kill Bill' movie, and we had a different car," he said. "We were gonna have a convertible hearse, but then Gaga had some sort of meeting with Quentin, and he offered to lend his car. We thought that was fun too."
Fans might have initially thought the video was an homage to "Kill Bill," but they also were left wondering when or if Åkerlund and [article id="1633964"]Gaga had any plans for a sequel[/article], as the "To Be Continued ... " teased. "Well, there's no plan," the director said. "As I said, we're very spontaneous. We'll see."
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