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Last Tango in Paris' Maria Schneider Felt Raped by Marlon Brando

Last Tango in Paris' Maria Schneider Felt Raped by Marlon Brando

Maria Schneider, the late star of Last Tango in Paris, opened up nearly a decade ago about how she felt raped by co-star Marlon Brando and now her comments are making headlines again.

The director of the film, Bernardo Bertolucci, admitted in a recently surfaced interview that Maria did not consent to the rape scene in the movie and he does not regret what he did.

“That scene wasn’t in the original script. The truth is it was Marlon who came up with the idea,” Maria told the Daily Mail in 2007. “They only told me about it before we had to film the scene and I was so angry. I should have called my agent or had my lawyer come to the set because you can’t force someone to do something that isn’t in the script, but at the time, I didn’t know that.”

Marlon said to me: ‘Maria, don’t worry, it’s just a movie,’ but during the scene, even though what Marlon was doing wasn’t real, I was crying real tears,” she added. “I felt humiliated and to be honest, I felt a little raped, both by Marlon and by Bertolucci. After the scene, Marlon didn’t console me or apologize. Thankfully, there was just one take.”

Click inside to read what else Maria Schneider said in the interview…

Maria said in the interview that she had no problem with being nude in the movie and that her relationship with Marlon was more like a father/daughter one.

“Not at all,” she said when asked if the sex scenes were real. “There was no attraction between us. For me, he was more like a father figure and I a daughter.”

The attention from the film brought Maria into a depression and she tried to commit suicide.

“[It] made me go mad. I got into drugs – pot and then cocaine, LSD and heroin – it was like an escape from reality. It was the Seventies and at that time, it was all going on,” Maria said. “I didn’t enjoy being famous at all and drugs were my escape. I took pills to try and commit suicide but I survived because God decided it wasn’t the time for me to go. I suppose it was like a suicide when I overdosed two or three times on drugs, but each time I woke up when the ambulance arrived.”

READ MORE: Celebs are disgusted with the way Brando & Bertolucci acted on the film

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Photos: Keystone/Getty Images, ABDELHAK SENNA/AFP, RALPH GATTI/AFP/Getty Images
Posted to: Bernardo Bertolucci, Maria Schneider, Marlon Brando

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  • surreal

    So people only care now because the director admitted it. They didn’t give a fuck back then.

  • Visitor

    Back then, this sort of thing was considered normal, or water under the bridge. For many men, the younger the women, the better.

  • Succubus

    HW is full of sick assholes.

  • tom

    I don’t get this celebs, when faced with obstacles, they think right away of committing suicide.

  • Absurdist

    “progressive” hollywood at it’s finest.

  • Anna

    A celebrity’s life is very lonely. All they have is money and fame. It’s hard to get close to people since they use you for your name and money. Relationships in Hollywood is almost impossible, just look at all the divorce rates in HW.

    Lonely and empty, can’t go anywhere without being noticed, can’t speak to anyone without worrying about it being leaked to the public, can’t make friends outside of the industry worrying that they only like you because you’re famous and have cash.

    People who want to be celebrities are either idiots who have no idea what they’re giving up or are shallow people who just don’t care about anything but the money. People who only care about money succeed very well, well others end up regretting it very much and you can see them spiral down.

  • Maria M.

    “did not consent to the rape scene” Why didn’t she just walk away from the set, quit? Actors don’t have to do anything they don’t wanna do even if it is in the script. The truth is she probably would have done anything back then to get that part and star with Brando himself but was too naive to realize that she will be little more then a glorified extra in that film. That film is all about Brando’s character and that is evident in the script. She is almost invisible there. It didn’t help that she is not gifted enough to hold her ground against such actor. Ever since she realized how little she got out of that film she has been pissed with Bertolucci.

  • amelia sousa

    So disgusting… Hollywood is really full of sick film directors. It’s also seems like hell for a lot of celebrities and a place to avoid. I feel so sorry for these celebrities and realize that’s why i’m so thankfull for my life.

  • tom

    How do you know it’s like that? Are you speaking from your own experience or from your ass?

  • Dee Phiant

    I’m not clear what she didn’t consent to.
    Did Marlon really stick it in? She said the sex wasn’t real.
    What part is so upsetting?

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  • Joher

    For a second I thought this lady was Selena Quintanilla’s murderer

  • FerCat

    And they stay quiet about the present ones.

  • xyz

    Both Brando and Schneider passed away, why the outrage after so long? Of course Bertolucci messed it up but IMO it has to do with the latest wave of femtardism and jumping the rape bandwagon.