Uma: My childhood was normal

Uma Thurman slams the assumption she enjoying a hippie-influenced upbringing simply because her parents are practicing Buddhists.

Uma Thurman slams the assumption she enjoying a hippie-influenced upbringing simply because her parents are practicing Buddhists.

The Kill Bill beauty insists her childhood years were perfectly normal because her parents - Robert, a Buddhist scholar, and Swedish-born psychotherapist Nena - raised her in an academic environment.

She says: "There's been a lot written about my upbringing, making it sound as if it were some hippie-dippy childhood, but that's totally absurd.

"There's an assumption that because someone is a Buddhist, they are a leftie loose cannon, unusually weird, and that's complete baloney!

"I was brought up in academic housing, I went to school, my father was a professor. It was all extremely normal."

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