Keira Knightley Reveals Discomfort of Male Gaze: ‘I’d Just Rather Not Stand In Front Of A Group Of Men Naked’
Oscar-nominated actor Keira Knightley (“The Imitation Game”) has revealed her discomfort in falling under the “male gaze” while filming intimate scenes.In conversation with “The Farewell” filmmaker Lulu Wang and writer-producer Diane Solway on the Chanel Connects podcast, Knightley said her decision to add a no nudity clause to her contract since becoming a mother was partly due to vanity.“It’s the male gaze.
If 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 filmmaker,” 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,” Knightley continued.
“I feel very uncomfortable now trying to portray the male gaze.
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