Keira Knightly will appear partially nude for a racy scene in the new film “˜Atonement“˜.
The “˜Pride and Prejudice’ star will disrobe before plunging into a deep fountain and emerging soaking wet in a clingy slip.
The film’s director Joe Wright is quoted by Britain’s Daily Express newspaper: “I wanted to cast Keira as a woman, a sexual character. She’s only ever played girls before. There is a key scene with James McAvoy where she dives into a deep fountain to retrieve a broken vase. Keira emerges from the water and stands on the fountain’s edge. It was her idea to stand there for quite so long – but I quite liked it.”
Wright also claims the scene had to be edited to protect the 22-year-old actress’ modesty. He said: “There was another shot of her from behind but we left it out as it seemed a bit too rude.”
Keira has flashed her flesh in a number of previous films, including “˜The Jacket’, “˜Domino’ and “˜The Hole’ – in which she exposed her breasts. She recently admitted she loves stripping naked in her movies and finds sex scenes “liberating”.