This is a romance book. According to Uma Thurman, the character was created collaboratively during the filming of Pulp Fiction, with Thurman providing the character’s first name and Tarantino her last name. After the release of Kill Bill Vol. 2, Tarantino commented that he 'love[s] the Bride' and that he 'killed [him]self to put her in a good place' at the end of the two-part film. Tarantino has said he saved most of The Bride's nuanced character development for the second half: 'As far as the first half is concerned, I didn't want to make her sympathetic. I wanted to make her scary. ' Thurman cited Clint Eastwood's performance in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly as a central inspiration for her performance because, in her words, Eastwood 'says almost nothing but somehow manages to portray a whole character.