Keira Knightley goes topless on the cover of Allure’s December issue, and in the article she reveals that she doesn’t have any issues showing off her body, even if everyone calls her an anorexic in the process.
“I’m quite rigorous about what gets exposed. No bottom half! I don’t mind exposing my tits because they’re so small –people really aren’t that interested,” she told the magazine.
But Keira does get a lot of attention for her weight. The 27-year-old is naturally thin, and for years has endured comments about being too skinny, or having an eating disorder. Keira says that the constant criticism gets to her every now and then.
“I knew I wasn’t anorexic. But maybe my body is somehow not right. Or my face is not right. Or the way I speak is not right. When you’re going through a period where you’re really getting a lot of criticism, you go, ‘Maybe all this is right!’ You just kind of want to hide it all,” she explained.
Rumors that Knightley suffers from anorexia have plagued her for years, and it’s far from the first time she has addressed the rumors.
“Hollywood is all about the way you look, and I don’t think that’s the healthy thing for anyone. But, if you’re strong and comfortable with yourself, then you’re going to be fine,” she told People in 2006. “[The press] said to me yesterday ‘How does it feel to be called anorexic?’ and I had no idea that I was. I’m not saying there aren’t people in the film industry that suffer from it, because I am sure that there are. But I’m quite sure I don’t have it.”
For more with Keira Knightley, pick up the December issue of Allure, on sale on at newsstands Nov. 20.
I can’t wait to see Keira in Anna Karenina!
PS: Where’s Keira’s nipple on the cover? Seriously.