'Everybody loves working with Quentin Tarantino,' says 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' actor Martin Kove
The 73-year-old is featured in the director's 10th movie, and in an exclusive with MEAWW he only had high words of praise for the celebrated director
Actor Martin Kove has an incredible list of movies on his IMDb roster and is still going strong by dishing out some memorable performances. The world knows him as the ruthless 'Cobra Kai' Sensei John Kreese, and for his role in 'Cagney & Lacey.'
Kove is currently gearing up for his next release, 'VFW,' an action-horror film where he teams up with Stephen Lang ('Don’t Breathe'), William Sadler ('Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey') and Fred Williamson ('From Dusk Till Dawn') directed by 'Bliss' director Joe Begos.
But the 73-year old is most excited about being featured in Quentin Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,' a character comedy-drama set in 1969 Los Angeles, wherein an aging television actor and his stunt double embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves in the film industry.
While Kove's turn in the movie has been kept under wraps, it boasts of a star-studded cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Kurt Russell, Timothy Olyphant, Dakota Fanning, Luke Perry, Margaret Qualley, and Al Pacino.
In an exclusive with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), Kove spoke about the experience of being a part of Tarantino's film. "It was very, very enjoyable," he said. "He's like a big happy boy."
Speaking about Tarantino's working style, Kove said the 'Pulp Fiction' auteur knew exactly what he wanted and would still insist on having one more take even after he got the right shot.
"He would then turn around to the entire crew of about a hundred people and say, 'Why?' and all the people would scream in unison, 'Because we love to make movies!'" he recalled.
"Everybody loves working with him because, for an actor, he knows everything you've ever done ever," Kove explained.
Known for his stylized movies and eccentric personality, Tarantino has won over both cult and mainstream audiences and his unconventional style of storytelling has influenced generations of movie makers.
'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood', his 10th movie as a director, will release on July 26.
Kove will next be seen in the third season of 'Cobra Kai' which is slated to release on YouTube Premium in September 2020.