English actress Keira Knightley, queen of cinematic period pieces, has taken an interesting tactic to combat the myriad of paparazzi and cyber pervs who manipulate her appearance via Photoshop. She willingly released a black & white image of her posing topless. The semi-nude image, which was done in fashionable taste, was released to Interview Magazine, which was founded by the iconic artist Andy Warhol.
Her image was released sans any editing whatsoever. It reveals her natural high-fashion looks and figure. Knightley admitted that her visage has been marred extensively by paparazzi, film posters, and others. She stated that she was okay taking the photograph as long as it would not be retouched. She hopes that it will help others realize the shape of their body doesn’t matter. Admittedly, there are a number of overweight and obese people who would love to have her figure.
Knightley explained that the figure of a woman is a battlefield. Modern photography has contributed to this with attempts to make a woman always look beautiful. That may be true, but judging from her untouched natural beauty, she doesn’t have any trouble looking beautiful at all times. The star of the film “Sense and Sensibility” stated that it is a struggle for her to maintain a normal life. During her interview, she was chomping on a biscuit. In good humor, she had to apologize for almost choking on it while trying to address the reporter. Support her cause, and glad I saw the pic on Skout.