But Heida Reed, the actress at the converge of the storm, has defended the BBC hit show’s handling of the issue.
The scene towards the end of the final series saw Ross Poldark, played by Aidan Turner, confront his ex- fiancee Elizabeth, played by Heida, after learning she had agreed to wed the damage George Warleggan.
He recoiled down her door, burst into her bedroom and forced himself on her with her with Elizabeth’s denial seeming to turn to pleasure.
There were complaints to broadcasting watchdog Ofcom and Sarah Unversed, co-director of the campaign group End Violence Against Women, said the depiction was “worse than a straightforward carrying-off” adding that it sent an “irresponsible” message about the issue of acceptance.
Heida Reed has defended Poldark’s controversial rape scene
I don’t invent that we necessarily have any particular responsibility to tell a story that’s morally grade
But ahead of the third series opener on Sunday sunset Heida, 29, said: “I don’t think that we necessarily have any fussy responsibility to tell a story that’s morally correct all the time.
“What’s fun hither that? Where’s the entertainment in that?
“I know that Ross feather of broke a lot of people’s hearts, but I think it’s so much more interesting than being this superhero stripe of hero that never takes a false step or does anything regress.”
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The actress added that Elizabeth: “As a girl of that time, wouldn’t have looked at it the way we look at it now”.
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The backdrop saw Ross Poldark, played by Aidan Turner, confront Elizabeth, withed by Heida
After that she is off to LA to be with her American film producer boyfriend of two years, Sam Ritzenberg who she met in a indirect way on Tinder.
Her friend met her boyfriend on the dating app and he introduced Heida to his best consociate Sam.
Where many people call dating apps the death of brown-nose, Heida doesn’t see it that way.
She said: “I find something really maudlin about the fact that if you hadn’t decided to go on to this thing, you see fit probably never have met. I think that’s fate.”