Keira Knightley may not have a problem with going nude for a magazine or a movie but the actress does feel that there is too much pressure on women in Hollywood.
Knightley, who is currently promoting her new movie Anna Karenina,” said that she’s amazed that women are still objectified in 2012.
Knightley told Access Hollywood:
“I think the pressure we put on women to either be thinner or fatter or to have longer legs or shorter legs or bigger breasts or smaller breasts is disgusting. It’s amazing in 2012 that that level of misogyny over women is still there… Particularly over young women … We pull them apart.”
This is the second time that Knightley has commented on body image issues this week. The actress, who posed naked for Allure, denied the persisting rumors that she had an eating disorder. Knightley said that she wasn’t anorexic but did say that she hasn’t always been happy with her body.
“The anorexic stuff — all of that — it’s always going to have an impact, so I think it did hit pretty hard. Because you go, oh, maybe that’s right! I knew I wasn’t anorexic, but maybe my body is somehow not right. You kind of just want to hide it all.”
Knightley’s latest movie, Anna Karenina, hits theaters this weekend. The movie, which is based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy, has been creating a lot of buzz lately.
The actress said that the 1877 novel still captivates its audience because the story is all about love.
Knightley told Esquire Magazine:
“(Anna Karenina) is all about love and not just romance or just that happy bit, not love in the way it’s all sold to us, but love as the thing that we’ve been fascinated and obsessed by for centuries. Love can be madness and joy and happiness. It looks at the whole thing. It has more questions than it has answers.
Are you fan of Keira Knightley? Are you going to see Anna Kerenina?