English actress Keira Knightley has revealed how she wanted to perfect her role, in the David Cronenberg movie A Dangerous Method, so much that she spent days sat in her bathroom, perfecting her sex face. Keira also discussed the spanking aspect of the movie, claiming that she did not want to do it but realised that it was important to the movie.
Knightley explained, "It was a huge part of what Sabina was doing a lot of the time. So I asked psychoanalysts about it and they said, 'Sex and anything like that is trying to release energy, trying to release pent-up emotion'. So I worked with that and sat in my bathroom and pulled faces at myself for about two days, trying to figure out what it was going to be. Then I got on Skype with David and went, 'I've come up with this', or, 'I've come up with this', and he went, 'That one!'"
She said of the spanking scenes, "I went, 'I love you, I love it, but I really don't know if I want to do that. I'm really not sure about it'. And he went, 'Well, I think it would be a tragedy if you didn't do the part because of that so if you want them out then we just won't shoot them or we'll find a way that will make you comfortable doing it'. I realised they were integral to the piece, that it was really important to see them and show that within the study of that relationship.”
Keira concluded, "That kind of made me go, 'Oh, OK, all right, as long as it's not some weird sort of sexy scene thing'." You can catch Keira Knightley starring alongside Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen when A Dangerous Method is released in the UK on February 10.