Keira Knightley felt like ‘a piece of cattle’ on the red carpet of the Golden Globes a few years ago, because the photographers in attendance gave the passing actresses grades. 

“While I try to do my work there as professionally as possible.”

Knightley, 35, stars in the new film Misbehavior , in which a feminist group tries to disrupt the 1970 Miss World pageant. The British actress sees similarities between these kinds of elections and the red carpets that are organized before premieres.

“The women were judged on their mates. In my view, it is still a sexist way of judging people. It’s a meat market, but that also applies to the red carpet where I have to appear regularly.”

‘We are very far behind what the men earn’

Knightley admits that she also owes part of her success to her looks, but she believes exploiting a beautiful appearance is one of the few options for many women to get into higher salary scales than their male counterparts.

“I think a woman can only earn more money than a man in two ways: as a fashion model and as a prostitute. For the rest, we are very far behind what men earn. It is actually crazy for words that we still do it here. about. “

Misbehavior can be seen in Dutch cinemas from Thursday.