Alim Kheraj
December 05, 2016 2:55 am
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We can’t stop applauding what Anna Kendrick had to say about Last Tango in Paris and THAT rape scene.

Over the weekend, a newly surfaced video of the director of the classic 1973 film Last Tango in Paris, Bernardo Bertolucci, came to light where the Italian filmmaker revealed that the film’s controversial rape scene involving Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider had been performed without Schneider’s consent.

Speaking in a clip taken from a 2013 interview held at La Cinémathèque Française in Paris, Bertolucci told how he and Brando came up with the idea for Brando’s character to sexually assault Schneider with a stick of butter the morning before shooting. The pair decided to not mention the decision to Schneider.

Bertolucci went on to say that he didn’t “regret” how he had behaved towards Schneider because he wanted to capture a real moment on film.

Over the weekend, many spoke out about the revelations on social media, including Jessica Chastain and Chris Evans.

However, Anna Kendrick noted that this shock should have come sooner.

Taking to Twitter, the actor stated that she had been telling people for years about what Schneider had been subjected to.

Evans then responded, saying:

Anna Kendrick is referring to an interview that Maria Schneider gave in 2007 with The Daily Mail.

In it, the actor recounted what had occurred while filming Last Tango and went on to say that she felt “a little raped” by both Brando and Bertolucci.

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Sadly, Schneider passed away in 2011 at the age of 58. The actor never filmed another nude movie scene again, and relocated her career to France after filming Last Tango.

While Brando died in 2004, Bernardo Bertolucci is still alive and made a film as recently in 2012.

If you have experienced sexual violence and are in need of crisis support, please call the RAINN Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).
If you have experienced sexual violence and are in need of crisis support, please call the RAINN Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).
If you have experienced sexual violence and are in need of crisis support, please call the RAINN Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).
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