Sofia Boutella said she struggled to process the negative reviews Rebel Moon received when it premiered on Netflix. “I always thought that I was fully armed to take on those punches, and then I read the critics that came down on Rebel Moon and it really affected me,” Boutella told Vulture.

Sofia Boutella has dated men in real life and kissed women on screen

Sofia Boutella’s sexuality is unclear. Though she has dated men and kissed women on screen, Boutella hasn’t spoken about her sexuality. 

Boutella dated actor Robert Sheehan from 2014 to 2018. Sheehan told the Irish Independent that work affected their relationship. “You’re sometimes staring at five months apart. But it always works out. She gets time off and hops on a plane, I get time off and hop on a plane. The longest we ever spent apart was just six weeks,” he explained.

The Algerian actress had intimate scenes with Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde. “She [Charlize] is definitely a good kisser,” Boutella told the Los Angeles Daily News. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Charlize said seducing Boutella wasn’t difficult. “Seducing her, it’s very easy, she’s gorgeous! She was just great. She was the only actress that we looked at,” Charlize added.