Keira Knightley: I contradict myself over photos and nudity
Keira Knightley has said she realises there is a contradiction in being famous - and being featured naked on billboard ads - but also demanding her privacy when she is out around town.
Keira is the face of the new Chanel perfume “Coco Mademoiselle” and recently shot an advertising campaign where she is naked, covering her breasts with a bowler hat - but has spoken out in the past of hating the nature of celebrity.
She told Vogue magazine recently about the contradiction: “Of course I want to have my cake and eat it. Who doesn’t want to have their cake and eat it? Show me that person.”
She added that she posed for the shot, and the similarly nude cover of Vanity Fair last year, to beat feelings of insecurity into submission: “When I was 17, 18, 19, I felt incredibly insecure. I went through a period of thinking I looked weird and too skinny, and that’s ten times worse when you’re being written about.”
“There are huge contradictions in people. And there should be. On the one hand, I was completely self-conscious about my body, on the other I love nude photographs and one way of getting over feeling inadequate is to go, ‘Sod it, you are getting over this.’ And just do it.”