American actress Keira Knightley has stated that she is not comfortable acting in sex scenes with male directors.
She said that she has come to understand that some movie directors need “somebody to look hot” to act their sex scene and is no longer giving in for that anymore.
According to Keira, she understands that most films benefit from sharing nude or sex experience. Still, it is no longer an experience for her right now.
Well, the actress has done a couple of sex scenes with male directors. And in March last year, she revealed that she doesn’t regret any of her past choices. She said, “I never did anything that I didn’t feel comfortable doing.”
“I don’t want it to be that kind of, ugh, those horrible sex scenes where you’re all greased up, and everybody’s grunting,” she added. “I’m not interested in doing that.”
“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.”
“If I was making a story that was about that journey of motherhood and body [acceptance],” I feel that might be different.
“I feel like, I’m sorry, but that would have to be with a female filmmaker. I don’t have an absolute ban, but I kind of do with men.”
“I’m really happy with my body. It’s done an amazing thing. But I also don’t want to stand there in front of a whole film crew.”
“I feel very uncomfortable now trying to portray the male gaze.”