In a feminist protest against photographic manipulation, actress Keira Knightley has gone topless in a set of photos.
The 29-year-old agreed to posing with her top off for Interview Magazine, but demanded that the photos went to print unedited to show people what she really looks like. Brilliant.
In an interview with The Times Knightley said:
“I’ve had my body manipulated so many different times for so many different reasons, whether it’s paparazzi photographers or for film posters,” Knightley said. “That [shoot] was one of the ones where I said: ‘OK, I’m fine doing the topless shot so long as you don’t make them any bigger.’ Because it does feel important to say it really doesn’t matter what shape you are.”
You might also remember the 2004 film King Arthur, which received a lot of hate for its controversial film poster in which Knightley’s boobs were photoshopped to look bigger.
Courtesy of: posterwire.com
Situations like these must feel like a slap in the face, and she seems to have had enough.
In a recent interview with Net-A-Porter Knightley said:
“The people who make movies, whether it’s directors or producers or money people, look for things that they can identify with, and if they’re all predominantly middle-aged white men, then what you see are things that middle-aged white men can identify with. And you don’t get anything for anybody else.”
In her latest shoot, Knightley looks dignified with her kit off and she manages to send a strong message with it. Fair play to her!
Courtesy of: Interview Magazine
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