In the Chanel Connects podcast, Keira Knightley said that she will not act in explicit scenes if they are directed by men. The actress, who has already been seen nude in the films “Atonement”, “Colette” and “Aftermath”, said that it was all about self-esteem and masculine gaze.
Knightley added that she does not have a complete ban on nude scenes, but not with respect to male directors.
If I’m going to act in a film about motherhood and a woman’s acceptance of her body, then, forgive me, but the director must be a woman.
I am absolutely against nude scenes if they are filmed by a man.
In addition, the actress is already simply unpleasant to participate in sex scenes for which you need to be smeared with oil and grunt constantly. In addition, Knightley recently became a mother.
I do not want to participate in these horrible sex scenes where people are doused with special oil and grunt constantly. I’m not interested in this.
I am very uncomfortable when I try to embody a masculine look. Yes, there are films where such scenes are very appropriate, and you just need to demonstrate how hot this or that character is.
I’ll have to look for someone else, because I love myself too much, and my body was carrying two children. I would rather not undress in front of a crowd of men.
In 2019, the anthology drama Berlin, I Love You, in which Knightley played one of the main roles, was released.