Keira Knightley has starred in a lot of romantic films, and thus, she has had to shoot many romantic scenes with her co-stars. However, when she had to film one of her with Michael Fassbender, she didn’t hesitate to leave him a stern warning.
Keira Knightley is an actress who has always known what it is to shoot a romantic scene. The interpreter has starred in some memorable period dramas and romantic films such as Pride and Prejudice, Atonement, Desire and Sin, Colette, and Anna Karenina.
And among these films, she finds one that is probably not so well known. This is A Dangerous Method, a 2011 film directed by David Cronenberg and starring Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender.
There, the actress put herself in the shoes of Sabina Spielrein, a Russian woman who becomes the patient of the Swiss psychoanalyst, Carl Jung. Diagnosed with hysteria, Jung begins to investigate Sabina’s past, also based on Sigmund Freud’s studies that emotional disorders are related to s-.
When Sabina became Carl Jung’s lover, Keira Knightley had to undergo several romantic scenes full of action and intensity with Michael Fassbender, who put himself in the doctor’s shoes. So much so, that the actress did not hesitate to threaten him before starting to shoot a scene that involved a spanking.
Afraid that her co-star would cross the line and actually hit her, the actress brought her bodyguard onto the set, taking it upon herself to leave Fassbender a stern warning. “If you touch me, they’ll break your legs” she told him,, referring to her bodyguard. To which the actor replied that she would be tied to a bed, so he was not in a position to tell her that.
Although the actress recalled that those scenes were not easy to shoot, she still did not let discomfort get in the way. “I had a few shots of vodka before shooting the scene, and when we were done, I had a few glasses of champagne to celebrate that I’ll never have to do that again,” she confessed.
A couple of years ago, the actress revealed that she would no longer shoot romantic scenes that were directed by men, since, despite not being against such scenes, she did not think it was right to have to put herself in such a vulnerable situation. and discomfort.
Even though A Dangerous Method had some controversial and historically questionable scenes, the film received very good reviews from critics, especially for the performances of the actors, especially those of Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender, as well as the direction of David Cronenberg.