Keira Knightly: “A Feminist Who Objectifies Herself”

    November 14, 2012
    Amanda Crum

Keira Knightly spoke up about some rumors recently related to her possibly being anorexic, which she adamantly denies…but the opinions of others, she says, did make her look at her body differently.

“The anorexic stuff—it’s always going to have an impact, so I think it did hit pretty hard,” she said. “Because you go, oh, maybe that’s right! I knew I wasn’t anorexic, but maybe my body is somehow not right.”

The 27-year old actress has become more comfortable showing skin on film over the years, which she says is at odds with her feminist nature.

“I’m quite rigorous about what gets exposed,” she said. “No bottom half! I don’t mind exposing my t–s because they’re so small — people really aren’t that interested! I am a feminist, but I clearly objectify myself—so that right there is a total contradiction to feminist principles.”

Image: Allure


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