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Quentin Tarantino Never Let The Hateful Eight Cast Out Of
The Cold
In Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight,” the characters are stuck in a cold Wyoming general store while a blizzard is raging outside. If the characters seemed like they were freezing, it wasn’t just because the actors were good at their jobs — Tarantino actually made sure that the temperature on set was as cold as possible.
The film was first shot during the cold and snowy winter in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado. While Tarantino had made the cast rehearse beforehand, Samuel L. Jackson revealed in an interview that they weren’t prepared for the "the snow [that] added an urgency of 'I really don't want to be out here.'"
When filming then moved to a Los Angeles soundstage, Tarantino lowered the thermostat in the studio and had the actors drink hot tea so that their breath could be seen. Jackson explained that although the actors could go outside to the warm weather in between takes, "[W]hen you come back inside, the cold is this character that's always there, that's always kind of nudging you and doing stuff to you."