Keira Knightley wouldn't be stay-at-home mum

Wednesday September 19, 2012

Bride-to-be Keira Knightley believes that actress' careers don't need to be abandoned because of motherhood.

Engaged to Klaxons rocker James Righton, the Atonement star says that there are now a multitude of parenting choices for men and women.

She said: “I don’t want to deny my femininity. But would I want to be a stay-at-home mother? No. On the other hand, you should be allowed to do that, as should men, without being sneered at.”

Keira also believes that feminism is treated as a laughing matter.

She said: "I remember doing interviews, and people would ask, as if it was a joke, ‘So you mean you are a feminist? It was as though feminism couldn’t be discussed unless we were making fun of it."

Keira, who stars in the newly released adaption of Anna Karenina, is also attracted to powerful female roles.

She said: "I’m not really interested in the kinds of women who just take off their clothes or have a sex scene and then say something cool."    

Image: © Getty

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