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I almost refused to do the film [Last Tango in Paris
(1972)]. I had an offer to star in another film, with Alain Delon
, but my agency, William Morris, said: "It's a leading role with Marlon Brando
--you can't refuse". I was so young and relatively inexperienced and I didn't understand all of the film's sexual content. I had a bit of a bad feeling about it all.
Esther Anderson went out with Marlon Brando
and was with him when he starred in Last Tango in Paris
(1972). She became great friends with Schneider, who featured in the controversial sex scene with Brando at the tender age of 19. "I was with Maria when she saw the film for the first time . . . she was absolutely shocked. She had no idea what they were going to do with her. She ran from the cinema...