From The Quentin Tarantino Archives
- Broomhilda Von Shaft is a slave owned by Calvin Candie and the estranged wife of Django in Django Unchained (2012) played by Kerry Washington.
- Broomhilda speaks fluent German due to her original slaveowners teaching her the language.
- Christoph Waltz stated that Kerry Washington was exceptional at learning German and that a song she sings in the film brought him to tears.
- According to Quentin Tarantino, Broomhilda and Django are the great great great grandparents of John Shaft.