Shortly after becoming a mother a few years ago, actress Keira Knightley started using a body double to take her place in nude scenes. But I kind of do with men. Who are the new heroines? The MeToo movement, said Knightley, also drew attention to the lack of women behind the camera.
Keira Knightley Changes Stance On Filming Sex Scenes, Will No Longer Do Them Under “The Male Gaze”
Keira Knightley: I won't shoot any more sex scenes directed by men | Keira Knightley | The Guardian
Keira Knightley has expressed her discomfort with shooting intimate scenes, saying that she will no longer do so if the film is directed by a man. We know so many aspects of even male sexuality. Knightley has spoken in the past of clashes with male directors, launching a broadside against male colleagues in a essay:. Be nice, be supportive, be pretty but not too pretty, be thin but not too thin, be sexy but not too sexy, be successful but not too successful. Is that OK? Talk and be heard, be talked to and listen.
Keira Knightley signals a new stance on nudity in the movies
In a recent podcast interview, Keira Knightley opened up about her discomfort in shooting nude scenes with male filmmakers. Speaking on Chanel Connects , Knightley continued, "I don't want it to be those horrible sex scenes where you're all greased up and everybody's grunting. I'm not interested in doing that. Knightley, 35 and a mother of two, said it would be different if she were working on a project that celebrated motherhood and the journey of bodily acceptance, "and I feel like, I'm sorry, but that would have to be with a female filmmaker.
Keira Knightley has said she will not appear in nude scenes for films that have a male director. Speaking to the Chanel Connects podcast , the actress said: "I don't have an absolute ban [on filming nude scenes], but I kind of do with men. The topic of how actors are treated while filming sex scenes has been put in the spotlight in recent years, particularly since the MeToo movement.