has spoken for the first time about herrumoured romance
. The pair, who have beenfriends for more than 20 years
, were recently reported to havetaken their relationship to the next level
after travelling to the Cannes Film Festival together.
In an interview withVs
. magazine, Uma was asked whether or not she was dating the director. "I was discussing (the rumours) with Mr Tarantino last night
," she said. "He was angry at me for not calling him back because, as he said, 'According to the papers we are practically married!
' And he laughed hysterically. "So our relationship is pretty much what it's always been; people are just having fun with it."
In April, Umacalled off her engagement to Arpad Busson
, with who she has a two-year-old daughter Luna. The star also spoke about her return to the world of acting after some time out of the spotlight. "I've kind of been on a hiatus for a while, and I just started getting back to work right now," said the 44-year-old, who has recently been cast inAdam Jones
, a comedy starringBradley Cooper
"I had a baby and I also wanted to take a step back
, and so I did. I think it's important to have this time to take a step back, analyse things and just breathe." Uma added, "I also thinkmedia is part of the career of an actor
. There is no career for an actor who is in some way not in the media, unless they are unsuccessful."