Keira Knightley: ‘I’m on my way’ to becoming a nudist

Keira Knightley is ‘on her way’ to becoming a nudist.

The stunning Atonement actress is quickly becoming known for her willingness to bare all in films, but insists it wasn’t a conscious decision.

She told US chat show host Ellen DeGeneres: ‘I don’t know why it happened this way. People ask me to pose naked and I just say yes! I find it vaguely liberating.

‘I hope I don’t become a nudist, but I’m definitely on my way!’

When she does wear period costumes in her films, Keira -who can soon be seen in drama The Duchess – still finds it difficult to breathe in stomach-restraining corsets.

She laughed: ‘At the end of the day, it took me 10 minutes to learn to breathe normally. The corsets are such a workout too – heavy dresses and all that!’

Oscar-nominated actress Keira also said she won’t be doing her Christmas shopping in Britain’s famous department stores, because they ‘terrify’ her.

She told USA Today: ‘Department stores scare the hell out of me, they terrify me! This time of year, I can’t handle it. I can’t quite face the hordes of people.’