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Chris Pine's Famous Grandmother Was Featured in 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

Chris Pine's Famous Grandmother Was Featured in 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

Chris Pine is opening up about how he found out that his maternal grandmother was featured in Quentin Tarantino‘s Oscar nominated movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

During the first ever episode of the Things Are Going Great For Me podcast with J. Claude Deering, the 40-year-old Wonder Woman 1984 actor says it was his mom that revealed the news to him.

“He knows everything about my grandmother,” Chris joked about Quentin‘s love for his grandmother, actress Anne Gwynne. “He knows film names, co-stars, directors, production designers, just unbelievable. So [he and my mother] ended up talking for about 40 minutes [at the Oscars] and I went off and got another martini.”

One of Anne‘s movies is featured in a very prominent scene in the film, and a group of characters are gathered around a television watching it on the set of Spahn Ranch.

Chris did admit that he missed the nod to his grandmother the first time around, before his mom told him.

“I call my folks and ask them if they’d seen it,” he shared. “They saw it, loved it, and my mom says, ‘You know, that scene at the ranch [with Bruce Dern] and there’s a TV on?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I vaguely kind of remember this.’ But she said, ‘On the television is one of my mother’s films.’”

“So, I have yet to get in touch with [Tarantino, about it]…obviously, it’s so sweet of him and I’m assuming that was done on purpose. My mother was ecstatic, just over the moon.”

Anne starred in a lot of movies including House of Frankenstein, South of Dixie and The Black Cat.

Just recently, Quentin opened up about possibly writing a novel based on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

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