Exclusive: Keira Knightley Talks About Feminism in the New Issue of “Violet”

If you’re a fan of Keira Knightley and / or her movies, check out her photoshoot for the latest issue of “Violet”. In the interview inside Keira talks about what it takes to be a woman and provides her deep insight into the problems many women face in today’s world.

“Where are the female stories? Where are they? Where are the directors, where are the writers? It’s imbalanced, so given that we are half the cinema-going public, we are half the people [who] watch drama or watch anything else, where is that? So yes, I think the pay is a huge thing, but I’m actually more concerned over the lack of our voices being heard,” Knightley says.

“I don’t know what happened through the ’80s,’90s, and ’00s that took feminism off the table, that made it something that women weren’t supposed to identify with and were supposed to be ashamed of. Feminism is about the fight for equality between the sexes, with equal respect, equal pay, and equal opportunity. At the moment we are still a long way off that.”

Keira also expresses her opinion on why she decided to play powerful women. Here’s what she says about her role as mathematician Joan Clarke in “The Imitation Game”: “I think it is interesting that for women in film the problems they face are generally put into the sphere of home and family and not into the workplace. Joan’s real struggles were to get her rightful ‘place at the table,’ and then once she was there, equal pay, which she never came close to.”


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