Uma Thurman gives restaurant staff a Barracuda Grill thrill
A Hamilton restaurant hosted superstar Uma Thurman over the weekend during her family vacation.
Philip Barnett, the president of Island Restaurant Group, confirmed yesterday that the actress and her family ate at Barracuda Grill on Burnaby Street on Sunday.
He added that, although he and many other patrons noticed her “immediately”, the group was allowed to dine in peace.
Mr Barnett said: “The staff, being very professional, were able to recognise her and quietly whispered it in my ear.
“We’ve often had celebrity figures like that at Barracuda Grill, so as much as it was lovely to see, it’s still, to a certain extent, business as usual.
“They were just allowed to enjoy their experience and it was just lovely to have them in.”
Mr Barnett said that he did not know when the actress and her family had arrived or if they were still on the island.
He added that Bermuda was a popular spot for celebrities because of Bermuda’s discretion and hospitality.
Mr Barnett said: “I think we’re very happy just to let them quietly enjoy themselves and be out of the public eye as much as they can.
“I think Bermuda – and certainly Barracuda Grill – will always be a place where a celebrity can come just to enjoy a lovely meal and be intimate with the people that they’re with rather than the crowd around them.”
Uma Thurman, who is also a writer and model, is best known for her role as The Bride in the Quentin Tarantino films Pulp Fiction,Kill Bill: Volume 1 and Kill Bill: Volume 2.
Her performances earned her two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actress in a drama in 2004 and 2005, as well as a nomination by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts for best actress in a leading role in 2004.
Ms Thurman married actor Ethan Hawke in 1998, with whom she had a daughter, Maya Hawke, 23, and a son, Levon Hawke, 19. The pair divorced in 2005.
Both children are up-and-coming actors, with Ms Hawke having been featured on the Netflix hit series Stranger Things in 2019.
Ms Thurman also had a daughter, Rosalind “Luna” Thurman-Busson, with French financier Arpad Busson in 2012.
Ms Thurman is currently dating Justin B. Smith, the chief executive officer of the Bloomberg Media Group.