Keira Knightley says all the women she knows have been sexually harassed
Written by laserteam on June 8, 2021
London (CNN) – Keira Knightley has said that every woman she knows has been subjected to sexual harassment, from being flashed to groped, including herself.Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar magazine, the 36-year-old British actor branded the situation “f****** depressing.”
“It was when women started listing all the precautions they take when they walk home to make sure they’re safe, and I thought, I do every single one of them, and I don’t even think about it,” Knightley said. A survey by UN Women UK showed that more than 70% of women had experienced sexual harassment in public spaces. According to the poll released in March 2021, the figure rose to 97% among women aged 18 to 24.
Knightley said she appreciated Baroness Jenny Jones, a Green Party life peer in the House of Lords, for suggesting a curfew for men. “Men were outraged, and you think — but there’s a curfew for women and there always has been,” she said.
During the interview, Knightley was harassed by a “lone male stranger” who shouted “You look very young!” at her and followed her and journalist Lydia Slater.
Although the actress said she had not worked in a year, her next release will be the film Silent Night, which wrapped filming just before the first Covid-19 lockdown was imposed in the United Kingdom.In January, Knightley said she would no longer act in sex scenes directed by men, citing “the male gaze” as the reason.