Emily Browning Upset Over 'Sucker Punch' Censoring
Emily Browning was left fuming after her sex scene with Jon Hamm in Sucker Punch was axed from the upcoming action movie in a bid to please U.S. censors.
The Australian beauty gets intimate with the Mad Men actor in Zack Snyder's latest project, in which she plays a young woman who is involuntarily committed to a mental institution.
However, the 22 year old was outraged after learning Snyder was forced to chop down the film after officials at the Motion Picture Association of America took offense at the racy scene.
She tells Nylon magazine, "I had a very tame and mild love scene with Jon Hamm. It was like heavy breathing and making out. It was hardly a sex scene... I think that it's great for this young girl to actually take control of her own sexuality. Well, the MPAA doesn't like that. They don't think a girl should ever be in control of her own sexuality because they're from the Stone Age."
"I don't know what the f**k is going on and I will openly criticize it, happily. So essentially, they got Zack to edit the scene and make it look less like she's into it. And Zack said he edited it down to the point where it looked like he was taking advantage of her. That's the only way he could get a PG-13 (rating) and he said, 'I don't want to send that message.' So they cut the scene!"
Nonetheless, the actress admits there are benefits to allowing kids under 17 to see the movie, adding, "I'm torn. I want an 'R' (rating) because we can get a lot of cool scenes into it, but then I like the idea of younger girls being able to see it."