'The nipples droop': Keira Knightley shares relatable mum problems

·Contributor, Yahoo Life UK
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She shared what it's like to be a mum in recent interview. (Getty Images)
She shared what it's like to be a mum in recent interview. (Getty Images)

Keira Knightley has sworn off of nude scenes now she’s a mother-of-two.

The 34-year-old admitted she used to be “completely comfortable” stripping off when she was younger.

In an interview with The Financial Times she explained that motherhood has changed the way she feels about being naked during scenes.

“The nipples droop,” she joked.

“I'm really happy with my body. It's done an amazing thing. But I also don't want to stand there in front of a whole film crew.”

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Nowadays, she uses a body double for nude scenes and has a stand-in for sex scenes.

Knightley has appeared topless in films before but believes it has always been done tastefully.

“I’ve never done a scene where I felt, ‘whoa, that went too far’.”

She has two children with her husband, James Righton. (Getty Images)
She has two children with her husband, James Righton. (Getty Images)

“I get to choose the body double. It is an interesting selection process! It kind of goes like, ‘that's a little bit like you, but better. She has a lovely body, so she can do this’... then I get final approval of what the edit is.”

She now has a no nudity clause in her contract as well as a full sign off on every nude scene involving her.

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The actress has two daughters with her husband, James Righton, Edie, four and Delilah who was born last year.

She’s not the only celebrity to open up about the way she feels after having children lately.

Presenter, Chrissy Teigen, recently revealed that she felt “hesitant” about getting her breast implants removed now she’s a mother.

“If I could do one thing, it would be to have a lift. I think you’re supposed to replace [implants] every ten years. But when you have kids you think about [the risks] of surgery and I think, ‘This is not the way I want to die, in boob surgery.’”

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This isn’t the first time Knightley has been refreshingly open about the real side of being a new mum.

Last year, she spoke about her maternity leave plans following the first of her daughter Delilah.

She mentioned the breastfeeding lengths she had to go to, to do interviews promoting her latest film.

“If I don’t do it [pump] my boobs will explode. I mean, quite literally. It’s going everywhere. So, you know, that’s not happening. The pump is with me. It’s fine.”

Keep it coming with the mum honesty, celebrities. We love it.

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