July 25, 2021

Keira Knightley refuses to star in sex scenes directed by men | Culture | DW

British actress Keira Knightley refuses to star in sex scenes directed under a “male gaze” and, since she became a mother in 2015, she has added a “no nudity” clause to her contracts, as she explained on the podcast “Chanel Connects“.

Knightley, who defines herself as “vain”, clarified that she does not have an “absolute prohibition” on nudity, but with men.

“I don’t want it to be like those horrible sex scenes where you’re ‘oiled up’ and everyone groans. I’m not interested in doing that,” she stated.

However, she assures, she would be “totally willing” to make a story about motherhood, although with a woman in the lead, and the changes that the body experiences, which “is your own, but has totally changed in an incomprehensible way.”

“If I were doing a story about the journey of motherhood and body acceptance, then yes, I would be willing to explore that with a woman who understands,” she said. In her opinion, it is something that only “a woman would understand.”

Even so, she admits that she sometimes understands that a sex scene “could look very good in the movie”, but states that for this “you only need someone who is attractive” and they can count on someone other than her, who she prefers ” not standing in front of a group of naked men. ”

Knightley, who was part of the Pirates of the Caribbean saga and other films such as “Love Actually” or “Anna Karenina”, recently starred in “Misbehavior”, a dramatic comedy about the 1970 Miss World pageant and the women’s liberation movement. that formed around him.

It is not the first time that the actress shows her feminist thinking, since during a 2018 interview with Ellen DeGeneres she confessed that she prohibited her daughter from watching Disney films such as Cinderella, since she “waits for a rich man to rescue her. “, an idea of ​​a woman who rejects.

JU (efe, dpa, theguardian.com, spiegel.de, infobae.com, cnn.com)

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