In an unexpected move, Keira Knightley decided to bare all in the September issue of Interview Magazine. Her reasoning? She's tired of being Photoshopped on movie posters (the famously small-breasted Keira had a noticeably larger chest on the King Arthur promo images) and photoshoots.
No one's denying that Keira has been blessed with a body that society privileges. Yet, throughout her successful career, she's gone under the Photoshop's knife many times and she's sick of it.
She spoke to Times newspaper recently on her decision to pose topless. "I’ve had my body manipulated so many different times for so many different reasons, whether it’s paparazzi photographers or for film posters. 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 or retouch.’ Because it does feel important to say it really doesn’t matter what shape you are.”
Per Keira's firm request, the images in the magazine have been left unedited.
We're happy Keira decided to criticize the heavy use of Photoshop in fashion mags and promo images. She says, "I think women’s bodies are a battleground and photography is partly to blame. Our society is so photographic now, it becomes more difficult to see all of those different varieties of shape."
Amen, girl! We hope that more female stars continue to speak up on the inaccurate and digitally-altered images of their bodies.
See more gorgeous pics of Keira and read the full interview here!
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