Keira Knightley no longer intends to participate in “those horrible sex scenes, where you are all sweaty and everyone whines”

Keira Knightley, star of the Pirates of the Caribbean saga , has announced that she will no longer shoot male sex scenes in a conversation on the Chanel Connects podcast , launched by the Chanel brand. “It’s partly out of vanity and also because of the male gauze,” she explains.

The concept of male gaze or “male gaze” was described in 1975 by critic and director Laura Mulvey “where she explains that the viewer identifies with the gaze of the camera which itself relays the gaze of the hero who takes pleasure in looking at women as objects ”.

“Actually you just need someone sexy”

“I feel very uncomfortable now about trying to portray the male gaze. Saying that, there are also times when I’m like, “Yeah, I completely see why this sex would be great in this movie but actually you just need someone sexy.” And so, I say to myself: “You can take someone else, because I am too vain and this body has already given birth to two children and I would not rather get naked in front of a group of men”. “

The British actress no longer intends to participate in “those horrible sex scenes, where you are all sweaty and where everyone is moaning”, but she would agree to shoot nude scenes “on the course of motherhood and (l ‘acceptance of) his body’, provided that this scene is shot ‘by a female director’.