A new video of Last Tango in Paris director Bernardo Bertolucci making sensational confession about the infamous rape scene has now gone viral.
In the video, Bertolucci is seen admitting that the rape scene using butter as lubricant with star Maria Schneider was never consensual.
At the time of the shooting, actor Marlon Brando was 46, while Maria was just 19.
Bertolucci said that he and Marlon had secretly conspired to shoot the rape scene without Maria’s knowledge because he wanted his lead female actor to feel the humiliation and not act it.
In the infamous scene, Marlon uses a stick of butter as a lubricant to rape Schneider’s character Jeanne.
Bertolucci said, “”The sequence of the butter is an idea that I had with Marlon in the morning before shooting,”
He said that he did not regret his decision but was sorry particularly because the actor later died of cancer.
“I wanted her to act humiliated. I think she hated me and also Marlon because we didn’t tell her. To obtain something I think you have to be completely free. I didn’t want Maria to act her humiliation, her rage, I wanted Maria to feel… the rage and humilation. Then she hated me for all of her life,” he added.
Watch the clip below
Actors and celebrity social media users reacted angrily with many dubbing it as 19-year-old being raped by a 46-year-old actor.
Here are some reactions:
To all the people that love this film- you're watching a 19yr old get raped by a 48yr old man. The director planned her attack. I feel sick. https://t.co/qVDom2gYf6
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) December 3, 2016
Wow. I will never look at this film, Bertolucci or Brando the same way again. This is beyond disgusting. I feel rage https://t.co/uvaLogvv7I
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) December 3, 2016
Inexcusable. As a director, I can barely fathom this. As a woman, I am horrified, disgusted and enraged by it. https://t.co/voGRhafy9K
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) December 4, 2016