NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 6:00 PM
Quentin Tarantino doesn’t want to be in your stupid selfie.
The quirky director, who debuted “The Hateful Eight” to an excited audience at the Ziegfeld Theater Monday night, had a slight altercation with an overzealous female fan in the lobby just before the screening, which [email protected] witnessed.
Tarantino (inset) was holding hands with a pretty brunette and headed towards the concession stand for a Diet Coke. When he leaned over for a straw, the fan pulled out her phone and asked if she could “get a selfie” with him. That’s when we learned to never do that.
Tarantino snapped at the woman, saying “No! No! I don’t like that honey. No, I won’t be in your selfie.”
He then tore into her in front of a handful of people, saying, “This is my movie and my theater. Not tonight, not now. No. That’s like asking someone in church. It’s not right. No.”
Tarantino then spun on his heel and walked into the theater red-faced. He appeared to have calmed down by the time he addressed the crowd a short time later, introducing the film’s stars, including “the prettiest one,” Jennifer Jason Leigh, and “the second prettiest,” Channing Tatum.
Outside the theater on W. 54th St., demonstrators were gathered in support of the director, holding signs reading “Stop police brutality & murder.” The Fraternal Order of Police had threatened a protest in retaliation for Tarantino’s part in a rally against police abuses in October.
“I didn’t do anything except shed some light on something that a lot of people started talking about,” Tarantino told us about his comments on police brutality. “I’m very proud of that. Maybe we can do even more and, basically, stop all this killing.”
Following the three-hour flick, which included an overture and intermission, Tarantino held court with producer Harvey Weinstein at the Rainbow Room, and told [email protected] he felt the audience at the screening had been “electric.”
Also electric was the dance floor, where Gabourey Sidibe tore it up, throwing her hands in the air and boogying with Tatum.
At the after-party was Georgina Chapman, Adrien Brody, Sam Rockwell, Ethan and Joel Coen, Steve Buscemi, Bill Paxton, Debbie Harry, Jack White, Calvin Klein, Piper Perabo, Pablo Schreiber, and the Beastie Boys’ Mike D, whom we spotted grabbing grilled veggies at the buffet.