Quentin Tarantino gave a short but brilliant response after being asked about Margot Robbie’s role in “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.” A female reporter asked the director why Robbie was not given more lines in the film.

While at the Cannes Film Festival, Tarantino appeared at a press conference for his movie. He told The New York Times reporter that he does not accept the hypothesis of Robbie not being given enough speaking lines and exposure in the film. “I reject your hypothesis,” was his short response.

The 28-year-old actress plays the role of Sharon Tate, one of cinema’s most beloved stars before she passed away on Aug. 9, 1969, at the hands of Charles Manson’s family. Robbie attempted to answer the reporter’s question by saying that she is more than fine with her character’s development in the film.

“I think the moments I was on screen gave a moment to honor Sharon,” she said. “I think the tragedy was the loss of innocence. To know the wonderful sides of her could be done without speaking. I did feel like I got a lot of time to explore the character without dialogue, which is an interesting thing. Rarely do I get an opportunity to spend so much time on my own as a character,” Robbie added.

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” premiered at Cannes on Tuesday, and the project received rave reviews. Critics called Tarantino’s masterpiece brilliant and shocking.

The film also features Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt as Rick Dalton and Cliff Booth, respectively. Rick and Cliff are two aged Hollywood actors who try to make around a changing industry while Charles is on the loose.

“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” is Tarantino’s ninth film and his first to debut at Cannes Film Festival since 2009’s “Inglorious Basterds.” The film also features the late Luke Perry, in his final role as Scott Lancer. The actor passed away in March following a massive heart attack.

Quentin Tarantino and Margot Robbie Director Quentin Tarantino and Margot Robbie attend the "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" Press Conference during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2019 in Cannes, France. John Phillips/Getty Images