Last Tango in Paris manager Bernardo Bertolucci has actually confessed that he and also Marlon Brando conspired against actress Maria Schneider during a rape step in i m sorry the actor used a rod of butter as lubricant.

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The Oscar-nominated director handle the non-consensual scene, wherein Schneider to be stripped naked and butter used to her nether areas in a simulated rape, in a 2013 video interview that resurfaced recently.

Many virtual readers to be perplexed by Friday's Elle newspaper report, which dug up the video, for no clarifying whether the sex between Brando and Schneider to be simulated. According to Schneider, it was fake, yet that didn't make her any type of less surprised through Bertolucci and also Brando's actions.

According znjke.come Bertolucci, he and also Brando agreed not to tell Schneider what would take place to her due to the fact that he want her reaction "as a girl, not as an actress".


Last Tango in Paris" rape scene utilizing a baguette and butter was never consented znjke.come by actress Maria Schneider.Credit:Screenshot

He said that he and Schneider, who passed away of cancer in 2011, never ever saw one an additional after the film because she hated him.

In the interview, Bertolucci recounts the origin of the rape scene between Brando, that was 48 in ~ the time, and Schneider that was 19.

"We to be having, v Marlon , breakfast top top the floor the the level where i was shooting," he said.

"There to be a baguette, there was butter and we looked at each other and, without saying anything, we knew what us wanted."



In this 1972 file photo originally listed by united Artists, manager Bernardo Bertolucci, left, Marlon Brando and also Maria Schneider are displayed during the filing of last Tango in Paris.Credit:AP Photo/United Artists

He added, "I had actually been, in a way, terrible to Maria because I didn't tell she what to be going on."

Hollywood actors have taken znjke.come Twitter znjke.come express disgust, v some calling for the manager to be stripped the his awards, or to it is in prosecuted.


Maria Schneider and Marlon Brando star in last Tango in Paris.

"To every the civilization that love this film- you're the town hall a 19yr old gain raped through a 48yr old man. The manager planned her attack. I feel sick," Jessica Chastain tweeted.

Evan Rachel wood retweeted Chastain's znjke.comments, adding, "I 2nd that. This is heartbreaking and outrageous. The 2 of castle are an extremely sick people to think that was ok."


Rape victim and actress Evan Rachel lumber calls Brando and Bertolucci "very sick people to think that was OK".Credit:Jordan Strauss

The 29-year-old Westworld star freshly opened up about being raped twice and also how the filming that the HBO show, which includes a many violence against women, had helped her job-related through the trauma.

In Bertolucci's film, Schneider dram Jeanne, a girl involved to filmmaker Tom (Jean-Pierre Leaud), who opportunities upon Paul (Brando) during a city hall of one apartment in Paris.


French actor Maria Schneider sit in a bath tub in the film,Last Tango in Paris, znjke.command by Bernardo Bertolucci, 1972.Credit:United Artists/Courtesy the Getty Images

Engaging in a passionate affair with the American expatriate, that decides they have to not share their background or even their names, Jeanne's connection with her nameless lover will its most tumultuous suggest when she to be forced face down on the apartment floor if Paul applies the butter and also performs a sex action on her.

The director confessed the he felt guilty for not informing her about the butter, yet he did not regret his decision znjke.come shoot the non-consensual rape scene.


Brando and also Schneider In last Tango in Paris.Credit:United Artists/Courtesy of Getty Images

"I didn't desire Maria znjke.come act her humiliation, her rage," he said.

"I want Maria znjke.come feel, no to act, the rage and also humiliation. Climate she hated me because that her whole life."

After Last Tango in Paris to be released, Schneider would never ever shoot one more nude step again.

Speaking to the Daily Mail in 2007, she said that she feeling "raped" by Brando and also had later on embarked on a route of self-destruction including drug addiction and also suicide attempts.

"They only told me about it before we had actually to movie the scene and I to be so angry," she said.

"I have to have called my agent or had my lawyer znjke.come to the set because friend can't pressure someone to perform something that isn't in the script, however at the time, i didn't understand that.

"I feeling humiliated and to be honest, ns felt a little raped, both by Marlon and by Bertolucci. After ~ the scene, Marlon didn't console me or apologise. Thankfully, there was just one take."

The 1972 film to be banned in plenty of countries, consisting of Britain, however was released in 2007 to mark its 35th anniversary.

Chris Evans wrote, "Wow. Ns will never ever look in ~ this film, Bertolucci or Brando the same method again. This is past disgusting. I feel rage," which prompted a solution from Anna Kendrick.

"Ms Schneider stated this number of years ago. I supplied to gain eye-rolls when I lugged it up to world (aka dudes)," Kendrick tweeted back, referring to an interview Schneider did with the Daily Mail before she passed away in 2011.

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"Had no idea," Evans replied. "Woulda felt rage then too. They should be in jail."


"I don't doubt it," Kendrick responded. "It wasn't treated favor a huge story then(shocker). Glad at least it will certainly be taken serious now."

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