March 19, 2011 06:09:24 GMT
The 'Machete' actress admits she is feeling a special connection to the earthquake and tsunami disasters in Japan as her stand-in lost family members.
Actress Rose McGowan is feeling a special connection to the earthquake and tsunami disasters in Japan, her stunt double has lost family members in the tragedies. The "Planet Terror" star admits she's doing what she can to comfort her pal, but feels utterly helpless.
She tells news show "Entertainment Tonight", "My stand-in on the movie I'm doing right now, she's half Japanese, her whole family's from Sendai and four of them are missing. It's brutal to watch her go through it."
The city of Sendai was the worst affected by the disasters last Friday, March 11, it was the closest mainland location to the epicenter of the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and took the full brunt of the nine-meter (30-foot) high tsunami when it hit Japan's east coast minutes after the tremor. A week after the tragedy, the death toll has risen to over 6,900 with tens of thousands more people still missing.