Keira Knightley rules out sex scenes directed by men

Keira Knightley has said she will not appear in nude scenes for films that have a male director.

The 35-year-old actress said: “I don’t have an absolute ban (on filming nude scenes), but I kind of do with men. It’s partly vanity and also it’s the male gaze.”

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.

Many studios now hire intimacy coordinators to oversee sex scenes and ensure actors feel comfortable and are treated respectfully during shooting.

Knightley has previously revealed she has had a “no nudity clause” added to her film contracts since becoming a mother in 2015.

She also said she felt strongly that she would want to work with a female director if a film focused on female life experiences.

The actress has previously said she banned her daughter from watching Disney films which portrayed women in ways she disagreed with.

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