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Keira Knightley Explains Why She Now Refuses to Film Sex Scenes with Male Directors

Keira Knightley Explains Why She Now Refuses to Film Sex Scenes with Male Directors

Keira Knightley is addressing her stance on sex scenes.

In a new interview, the 35-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean actress revealed in a new interview that she is no longer willing to do nude or sex scenes with a male director.

“It’s partly vanity and also it’s the male gaze,” Keira shared on Chanel Connects podcast. “I feel very uncomfortable now trying to portray the male gaze.”

“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,” Keira continued.

“I feel very uncomfortable now trying to portray the male gaze,” Keira added. “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.’”

Keira also said that her new outlook on nude and sex scenes comes after being a mom two daughters Edie, 5, and Delilah, 1.

“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,” Keira said.

Keira clarified that she isn’t totally opposed to nude scenes, saying that she would feel more comfortable filming them with female directors.

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, Keira explained. “I don’t have an absolute ban, but I kind of do with men.”

If you missed it, Keira Knightley recently dropped out of a new Apple TV+ project. Find out why here.

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