March 26, 2010 06:01:00 GMT
The French actress admits that after filming her horror movie 'Antichrist' she felt quite empty since 'the shoot was very intense.'
Charlotte Gainsbourg suffered for her art while filming horror/drama "Antichrist" - the shoot was so "intense" she struggled to adjust to "real life" after the movie wrapped. The French actress played a woman who mutilates her own genitals while struggling to cope with the loss of her only child in Danish moviemaker Lars von Trier's violent and graphic 2009 film.
And the experience left Gainsbourg feeling emotionally drained after she finished filming in Germany. She tells Britain's Tatler magazine, "The shoot was very intense and I felt quite empty after it. It took me some time to find myself again. I think it was like being in a crisis for two months."
"Being able to be hysterical, to scream and cry - it was so extreme that going back to real life was weird. I came back from Germany having been really isolated. I had no idea of what we had done - it had a sort of dream aspect."