Thurman eager to shape up for Kill Bill
And she's ready to kick off the gruelling sessions for a third time - after reverting back to her lazy ways since filming wrapped.
She tells Empire magazine, "They train you so hard that when you come to shooting, it's actually quite comfortable. It's not the same as real kung-fu, and I could not defend myself now if someone picked a fight! It was a transforming experience; I was part of a fight team for almost nine months, and that changed my life. They taught me to work harder than I had ever done before, physically, and it's an incredible thing to discover that your breaking point is actually much higher than you think. It's a great gift.
"It did change my life back then. Not that I'm changed still; I'm back to being the bum that I was! But I do miss it, and hopefully I'll get back on the stick one day. I'd never pushed myself to those extremes before. It was like surviving a kind of war; it felt like basic training in Vietnam. It was an emotional and physical thing - the envelope of the work sprawled and grew and changed, almost out of control."
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