Keira Knightley Says She’s Tired Of Having Her Breasts Photoshopped By Photographers
Keira Knightley is speaking out against photoshopping! The actress told The Times that she recently refused to participate in a topless photo shoot until she got reassurance from the photographer that the resulting photos would not be enhanced or retouched.
“I’ve had my body manipulated so many different times for so many different reasons, whether it’s paparazzi photographers or for film posters,” Keira said.
While nearly all of her body has been digitally altered at one point or another during her career, Keira’s breasts are usually the target for photoshopping.
Before the shoot in question– a topless spread for the September issue of Interview magazine– Keira said she peppered the photographer, Patrick Demarchelier, with questions about what would happen to the photos of her after they were shot.
“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,’” she said. “Because it does feel important to say it really doesn’t matter what shape you are.”
This is not the first time Keira, who stars in the new movie Imitation Game, has expressed outrage about having her photos retouched. In 2004, she spoke out after a movie poster for the film King Arthur featured her with much-larger breasts than she has naturally.
“Those things certainly weren’t mine!” she told a magazine at the time.
In 2012, she told Allure that not only were her breasts altered for that poster, but they were altered poorly.
“I thought, ‘Whoaa!’ It’s my face on that poster. If you’re going to make me fantasy breasts, at least make perky breasts!” she said.
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That incident caused Keira to demand that her body not be Photoshopped for promotional materials for her future films.
“I think women’s bodies are a battleground and photography is partly to blame,” Keira told The Times. “Our society is so photographic now; it becomes more difficult to see all of those different varieties of shape.”