The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. In a film that casts a jaded eye toward most ’60s youth culture, there’s at least one kid who’s all right. ONCE UPON A TIME tells of Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison), a tough-as-nails private detective who's confronted by 10-year-old Henry (Jared S. Gilmore), who claims to be her biological son.He spins a tale of a parallel world that was lost to a curse by an evil queen and about how Emma is the long-lost child of Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Prince Charming (Josh Dallas). Shawn Mendes Surprise-Dropped a Second Movie This Week. Tarantino would also give Butters, who likes to write short films, tips about filmmaking, even organizing a reading of one of her shorts with the cast at the end of the shoot. Highlighting the best episode of Ezra Koenig and Jake Longstreth’s Apple Music radio show. To most moviegoers, Butters will be a revelation. Whenever a roll of 35-mm film would finish, production would stop and celebrate with drinks (Butters had sparkling apple juice) and a live mariachi band. I really can’t. Sign up for our daily Hollywood newsletter and never miss a story. Tarantino apparently had the show on in the background as he was writing Once Upon a Time, and happened to catch a bit of her performance, which impressed him. Andrew Cooper/Sony Pictures. Zoë Bell hooked me up with ice-skating pads on the hips, and elbow pads. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’s Youngest Scene-stealer Is Having the Best Week of Her Whole Life. “He said, ‘Well, when I was writing it,’ and I said, ‘Oh, you wrote it? Vanity Fair may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our Affiliate Partnerships with retailers. Will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy. I kind of grew into it, and I’ve loved it ever since. If that’s possible for her, then that’s success.”. Butters played a missing child named Gabby in a season 9 episode titled after her character. “He had a really nice house,” Butters observed, noting that it had “a view of basically the entire world—you could see the ocean, you could see buildings. And he visited set one day, which worried her. From the awards race to the box office, with everything in between: get the entertainment industry's must-read newsletter. But the one we always discuss after seeing the film for the first time is the story behind the ending scene. Julia Butters. “I actually didn’t watch Westerns before I made the movie, and I don’t really watch them now,” she said, laughing. To revisit this article, visit My Profile, then View saved stories. Butters knows it’s both a high compliment and a heavy weight to be compared to the Oscar-winning film icon. He was like, in it. Credit: The 10-year-old TV star steals the show playing a child actor in Quentin Tarantino's star-studded movie. Ad Choices. All proceeds will go to climate-change research. It was half and half. We were laughing a lot. “It’s all about the film rhythm, to get where it needs to be. Did you actually have padding?Oh yeah. After 30 years of dating David Sedaris, “Congressman Prude” finally has his say. For many, acting in a Tarantino film would be a career high. Dalton is a relic of the old studio system and he suffered from anxiety and alcoholism over whether he could still have a career in the changing film industry. Oh wow, that’s a lot. !” she told Vanity Fair. I heard that he didn’t actually throw you on the ground, that that was you jumping?Well, yeah. We had so much fun. GALLERY GALLERY You're waiting for the perfect first sentence, but no story is perfect. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is thematically about the transition from the old Hollywood to the new. She did her own stunts, thank you very much. What was your favorite part of the scenes you shot?I actually liked in-between takes, when I would get to talk with Quentin and Leo, and walk around the Western set. Are you a big cat person?Oh yeah. In one scene, Dalton plays a villain who kidnaps Trudi—and, in a shocking moment, throws her to the ground. At age 6, Butters entered Amazon’s family dramedy as Ella, the daughter of gender-transitioning parent Maura’s oldest child Sarah. This is how it happened." I actually did baby modeling for pictures, and that led to baby commercials. But the little actor doesn’t mind the comparison. "Once Upon A Time There was an enchanted forest filled with all the classic characters we know. “He was writing the script, and he likes to have the TV on while he’s writing, just noise. Coyote Ugly Turns 20: Where Is the Cast Now? For seasons 4 and 5, child star Ashley Silverman took over the role. That day was especially exciting and nerve-racking for Butters, who considers him her favorite filmmaker. “It was mostly coming from me.”, RELATED: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Gives Quentin Tarantino His Biggest Opening Ever. Well done,'” she recounted to Esquire. On set, Butters’ Fraser tells Dalton, “That was the best acting I’ve ever seen in my whole life,” which inspires the actor to believe in his talent more. Producers are hoping to find the show a third home. Butters’s character spends most of her time verbally sparring with Rick Dalton, going back and forth about their views on acting and their opinion of the project on which they costar. But it was so fun at the same time. What the Hell Is Happening With Masks on Network TV? He and his wife Lorelei kickstarted their daughter’s career by taking her to commercial auditions since she was two. I know you didn’t watch the ending, but I’m curious what your favorite scene of the part of the movie that you did see was.I liked Leo’s freak-out scene, when he’s freaking out on set. For this 10-year-old, that wasn’t her prime thought: “I was kinda like, Cool—I’m in a movie!”, — The scoop on Midsommar’s totally wild sex scene  Get push notifications with news, features and more. How did being on the Once Upon a Time set compare to being on a TV set?There were no phones on the movie set, so I got to really communicate. She attended the Los Angeles premiere with the rest of the cast and her mother, who took her out during the film’s notoriously violent peak. Trudi was actually inspired by a character in the 1968 Western series Lancer, which Tarantino asked Butters to watch before coming to set. Maybe they made the poster before? You'll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications. But she had nothing to fear.