Keira Knightley Wants to Hear More Female Voices

Keira Knightley. Photo by Rob Latour/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (9882962ba)

Don’t hold out for Keira Knightley to step behind the camera any time soon…

The Oscar-nominated actress has starred in a series of films, but unlike some of her colleagues, says that she has no aspirations to direct.

“No, no,” she told The Hollywood Reporter when asked.

But the 33-year-old is very much in support of other females taking the helm.

“There’s a lot of talented female directors. I think that they need to be supported. I think that female point of view is very important. I think we need more [directors of photography], more producers, and we need more writers, so I think we really need to push for representation.”

Keira’s latest venture, Colette, where she plays a female novelist trying to reclaim her voice after her husband takes credit for her writing, has made the actress say, “There’s hunger right now for strong female voices and we have to make sure that’s not a flash in the pan.”

“I would say the conversation is a massive start, just the fact that we’re saying, ‘Yes, we need more female voices, we need more female directors and the female point of view,’” she said whilst at the Toronto Film Festival.