Keira Knightley Won't Act in Sex Scenes Directed by Men

Lawrence Kim
January 26, 2021

Actress Keira Knightley revealed during a recent appearance on the Chanel Connects podcast, an interview series that was launched by the French fashion house earlier this month, that she would no longer do sex scenes for male directors, citing discomfort with "trying to portray the male gaze". The 35-year-old actress admitted she feels "very uncomfortable" exposing her body on a film set since giving birth to her two daughters. "It was both the best sex scene but also (the best) to shoot". It was absolutely, 'Foot goes up there, hand goes up there.

Knightley did add a no nudity clause to her contract after becoming a mom.

Knightley, who pulled out of the Apple TV Plus sequence "The Essex Serpent" final yr attributable to household causes throughout the pandemic, mentioned she is because of movie in and round London. "I had to go to makeup, where they'd do my face, and then I'd go to a different place where they were doing all the body paint downs". Case in point, in her 2019 movie Aftermath, a body double was used to film her sex scenes with co-star Alexander Skarsgård.

"I think I am in a position where I can be quite dictatorial about what I am comfortable with and what I am not".

"We are all meant to be supportive of each other in these hard and embarrassing scenes, but I took one look at him and just lost it", she told the Daily Mail. The director came over and said, 'Pull yourself together. Back in 2018, she explained her penchant for period films by pointing out that they presented her with rare opportunities to play women who weren't being relegated to a supporting role in a man's story, or subjected to sexual violence. The film however is about psychoanalysis and the scenes were far from sexy, which ultimately swayed her decision. He said, 'Well look, I don't want it to be sexy, and I don't want it to be voyeuristic. I don't want to flirt with you because I don't want to fuck you, and I don't want to mother you because I am not your mother.

"We talked for quite a long time about exactly what it was and trying to understand it psychologically. That brutal frightful aspect is kept, and it isn't a sexy spanking scene'".

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