Whatever, most women who appear in period dramas have gone on record talking about the huge amounts of time spent in discomfort on set due to wigs, corsets and massive skirts in order to achieve historical verisimilitude. Why is this interesting?
It is interesting to see a woman reach a certain point in her career where she can publicly say 'no more' to a certain aspect of her career. But Keira doesn't just stop at rejecting films that require a corset.
In the interview Keira also criticised male directors portrayal of women. When she works with women directors Keira believes she doesn't: "have to do this loveable, soft version of what the female sex has to be".
"When I watched The Godfather, I was Al Pacino. I wasn't his f****** wife."
When it comes to what she envisaged for herself in films as a kid it is interesting to see how Keira cast herself: "My friend was saying that she loved 1970s movies, and we both realised thatâs because we see ourselves as the main guys in them...When I watched The Godfather, I was Al Pacino. I wasn't his f****** wife."
OF course Keira is fortunate that she's at a point where she can afford to say such things. However so are various other women in Hollywood and they choose not to. Much of this I think is the confidence that comes with both getting older and, for Keira, being steadily successful.
Is it enough to just say these things? Perhaps not. Keira branded herself a "complete hypocrite" for saying these things whilst starring in high fashion adverts portraying the tiny, sexy, silent woman.
Which means that Al Pacino role for women is still probably quite far away.