Gabrielle Union reveals how filming Truth Be Told unearthed memories of the rape she endured

Author: Yuvi January 26, 2023


Gabrielle Union has revealed how filming the drama series Truth Be Told unearthed specific memories of the rape she survived at age 19.

The actress, 50, detailed how she struggled to film the series during an appearance on CBS on Wednesday.

Union, who was assaulted at gunpoint while working her summer job, described how the show – which focuses on ‘sexual violence of young people in the Bay Area’ – forced her to reckon with the ‘full brunt’ of the rape she endured as a teenager.

‘My brain was pulling back the curtain on everything’: Gabrielle Union has revealed how filming season three of the drama series Truth Be Told unearthed memories of the rape she survived at age 19

The Bring It On actress was unaware of the ‘depths’ of the disassociation she had endured during the attack until she started working on the show.

‘The show is about sexual violence of young people in the Bay Area. At 19 I experienced sexual violence, I was raped at gunpoint at my job, and I was very clear about everything that had happened, but throughout the filming of this show, I realized the depths of disassociation.

‘So, when it was happening, and when I’ve been describing this for 25 years, when it was happening, I left my body, and that is what they call disassociation, sort of removing yourself mentally from where you’re at.

‘But I thought I came back into myself by the time the police arrived. But throughout the filming of this show, what I realized is that for 30 years, I thought I knew everything that had happened, but my mind was protecting me, and so over those five months, it was like my brain was pulling back the curtain. on everything—smells, everything that happened, what his skin felt like, all of it, was finally revealed to me.

'My mind was protecting me': The Bring It On actress was unaware of the 'depths' of the disassociation she had endured during the attack until she started working on the show

‘My mind was protecting me’: The Bring It On actress was unaware of the ‘depths’ of the disassociation she had endured during the attack until she started working on the show

‘For 30 years, I thought I knew. And what I realized is that I wouldn’t have survived at 19 understanding the enormity of the trauma. And, when I think about it, I was raped once. Once upon a time, and 30 years later I’m still struggling. Victims of sexual violence experience this over and over and over again indefinitely until they decide you have no more value.

Gabrielle said she “struggled” off camera filming the show, which had similarities to her own ordeal.

‘I cried, and I’m not a weepy person at all. At all. And I would go home every night and I would cry. And my husband is like, “What’s happening?”

Her friends eventually arranged a ‘rebirth’ ceremony for her in order for her to ‘release’ the trauma.

Stepping out: Union was spotted arriving at CBS Studios in a denim maxi skirt and black blazer Style: She wore black platform boots

Stepping out: Union was spotted arriving at CBS Studios in a denim maxi skirt and black blazer

On the last day of filming, she went to Malibu where she was met with West African drummers and elders who helped her become the ‘woman that I’m going to be.’

‘And it was like finally feeling the full brunt of my rape and having to use that pain for art, for the greater good, and I just felt such an enormous responsibility, and I wasn’t exactly prioritizing myself, I just didn’t Factor that into the work experience, to the point where my friends scheduled a “rebirth” on the day that the show wrapped.

‘And I literally went from set to Malibu, and I got to the beach and I heard these West African drummers, and the elders, basically welcoming me into the woman that I’m going to be, so I can finally release this trauma. ‘

Gabrielle was spotted arriving to CBS Studios in a denim maxi skirt, black blazer, and platform heels.

Stylish star: Gabrielle was spotted arriving to CBS Studios in a denim maxi skirt, black blazer, and platform heels Cute smile: The actress flashed her cue smile

Stylish star: Gabrielle was spotted arriving to CBS Studios in a denim maxi skirt, black blazer, and platform heels

Season three of Truth Be Told will premiere on Apple TV+ on January 20.

Gabrielle was later spotted leaving her hotel in New York City looking stylish in a white jacket, semi-sheer black dress and gold heels.

Her dress featured a plunging neckline and high thigh slit.

Sheer delight: Gabrielle was later spotted leaving her hotel in New York City looking stylish in a white jacket, semi-sheer black dress and gold heels

Sheer delight: Gabrielle was later spotted leaving her hotel in New York City looking stylish in a white jacket, semi-sheer black dress and gold heels

Hair up: The actress had her hair up in a high bun Golden heels: She wore golden heels while leaving a hotel in the SoHo area.

Hair up: The actress had her hair up in a high bun

Covered up: Gabrielle covered up with a long white coat

Covered up: Gabrielle covered up with a long white coat

Author: Yuvi

My name is Yuvi, I work as Sub Editor at newscinema.in

26 January, 2023, 6:52 am

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