In the latest issue of Blackbook magazine, actress Kate Bosworth revealed that she was left shaken after filming a rape scene for a new movie, “The panic you see flooding me in that rape scene is real.” Bosworth stars in the film ‘Straw Dogs’ with Alexander Skarsgard, who later became her boyfriend in real life until they split.
She told her co-star not to hold back as he 'performed' the violent sex assault. “I told Alex not to worry about me, to just go for it. I said, ‘I need you to lose yourself in this moment.’ And it was actually violent. He's a huge guy. When he was ripping off my clothes in front of a room filled with men, even though I knew it was make-believe, it was still incredibly violating and terrifying.”
Bosworth gushed over her ex-boyfriend in the interview, “Alex is so kind and so dedicated and so incredibly professional. He's got this rare, wonderful control and stillness that you notice in a lot of old movie stars. He looks you in the eye. I feel incredibly lucky to have had that type of man on this movie.”
For is part, Skarsgard says making the movie was “exhausting on an emotional level." He added, "We were just really good friends at the time, but we shared a really special experience on that film. Kate is such a great actress and she is so much more than a good-looking Hollywood starlet.”