Rachel Bilson On 'The Bling Ring': It Was 'Upsetting'

07/05/2013 01:02 pm ET | Updated Jul 05, 2013

Rachel Bilson, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and Orlando Bloom were among the stars victimized by The Bling Ring, a group of Los Angeles teenagers who robbed the houses of celebrities in 2008 and 2009. The group's exploits were chronicled in Sofia Coppola's recent film "The Bling Ring," but not everyone was pleased with Coppola's decision to depict the criminal events onscreen.

"I thought it was weird to glorify something that was so upsetting for a lot people," Bilson told the UK edition of Cosmopolitan in a new interview. Bilson lost thousands of dollars in jewelry and other items when Bling Ring members broke into her home. "It's important to detach from material things, but the special, personal things I lost are hard to forget," she said.

Of course, Coppola's film could have been even worse for Bilson. In real life, Bling Ring member Rachel Lee reportedly defecated in the actress's bathroom during one break-in; that scene is not shown in "The Bling Ring."

"We were in Rachel [Bilson's] bathroom and Rachel just had to go, so she just ... yeah. I remember the incident so well," fellow Bling Ringer Nick Prugo told Vanity Fair reporter Nancy Jo Sales (via NextMovie). "I can recall the smell, which is really nasty, disgusting."

Bilson wasn't the only Bling Ring victim to feel violated by the film. Hilton, who let Coppola use her house for certain scenes, said the film made her cry.

"I was really emotional watching it," Hilton told Vulture writer Kyle Buchanan back in May. "During some parts of it, I literally had tears in my eyes and I wanted to cry."

[via Cosmo]

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