Who could blame Keira Knightly for not wanting to have digitized breast implants foisted upon her?
Knightly is joining the ranks of Beyoncé, Gaga, and Kate Winslet as female actresses protesting having their bodies physically ‘manipulated’ for the sake of advertising. In an effort to bring as much press to the issue as possible, Knightly is taking a stand–with her top off.
The Pirates of the Caribbean actress discussed the problem with The Times, a British Newspaper:
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.
In 2004 controversy sparked over an ad campaign for the movie King Arthur, in which the actress’ breasts were digitally inflated to look larger. “I think women’s bodies are a battleground and photography is partly to blame,” the Imitation Game actress also told The Times. “Our society is so photographic now, it becomes more difficult to see all of those different varieties of shape.”
The non-office-friendly photographs for Interview can be seen here, as beautiful and untouched as they were the day of the shoot.
Hopefully these small contributions will help move our standards for marketing in a direction that doesn’t require so much “perfection.”
Find out what stipulations Keira Knightly had for her latest photo shoot. What do you think of her choice?