Actress Keira Knightley will not act in any of the nude scene directed by male directors, she said, calling her no-nudity decision after having two children.
Keira Knightley said in a podcast that if a female director was behind the camera, that might be a different matter.
“I feel very uncomfortable now trying to portray the male gaze. Saying that, there’s times where I go, ‘Yeah, I completely see where this sex would be really good in this film and you basically just need somebody to look hot’,” Knightley said in an interview.
“So therefore you can use somebody else, because I’m too vain and the body has had two children now and I’d just rather not stand in front of a group of men naked,” she added.
The British actress, however, added a no-nudity clause to her contract after having children.
“”f I was making a story that was about that journey of motherhood and body acceptance, I feel like, I’m sorry, but that would have to be with a female film-maker,” Knightley said.
“I don’t have an absolute ban, but I kind of do with men.”
“I don’t want it to be those horrible sex scenes where you’re all greased up and everybody is grunting. I’m not interested in doing that,” she added.
Keira Knightley gave birth to her second child with musician James Righton in 2019.