Keira Knightley looks gorgeous in a Chanel Haute Couture gown on the cover of Vogue’s October 2012 issue. Inside, Keira discusses being a feminist and accepting challenging acting roles.
On being a feminist: “I remember doing interviews, and people would ask, as if it was a joke, ‘So you mean you are a feminist?’ As though feminism couldn’t be discussed unless we were making fun of it. I don’t want to deny my femininity, but would I want to be a stay-at-home mother? No. On the other hand, you should be allowed to do that, as should men without being sneered at.”
On accepting challenging acting roles: “I’m not really interested in the kinds of women who just take their clothes off or have a sex scene and then say something cool. I think a lot of people want to play heroic characters, and that’s it, but I don’t find that very compelling. It’s far more interesting to think about characters whose actions don’t always make sense.”
Also inside the October 2012 issue: a guide to the best coats of the season. For more, pick up the issue when it arrives on newsstands on September 25 or head to Vogue.com.