English actress Keira Knightley has revealed how she almost missed out on her role in the David Cronenberg movie A Dangerous Method. Keira claims that she was a bit worried about the scenes where she is topless and gets spanked and raised her concerns to the director, who admitted that he was willing to remove the scenes from the movie.
Knightley explained, "When I first read it I loved the script and really wanted to play the character, but I didn't want to do those scenes, and I phoned David Cronenberg and said I was going to have to turn the role down. He said he really wanted me to play the part so he would take the scenes out but I said, 'Whoa!' because I knew they were incredibly important to the story."
She added, "He said he didn't want the scenes to be sexy or voyeuristic; he wanted them to be clinical and a complete exploration of what she was feeling. So we kind of came to an agreement with Michael Fassbender as well because he had questions about the scenes, too. I wanted it to be as shocking as possible without going over the top." A Dangerous Method is set to be released on February 10.