Keira Knightley Talks Morals And Infidelity

May 20, 2011

Keira Knightley Talks Morals And Infidelity

In a week where infidelity and morals have been in the spotlight (heelo Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dominique Strauss-Kahn!), Keira Knightley latest’s movie couldn’t have come at a better time.

Last Night, co-starring Aussie hunk Sam Worthington, deals with a young married couple who face the challenges of cheating. Specifically, is it worse to cheat with your body – or your heart?

“What is worse?,” asks Knightley, who plays Joanna, the wife who bumps into an old lover. “Joanna spends the night in the arms of a man who loves her, and who she loves. Worthington plays her husband who goes away on a business trip with a colleague who is into him. “He f*cks somebody else. What is worse?” Knightley asks.

The 26 year-old Oscar nominee broke up with her long-term boyfriend Rupert Friend in January, and both maintain the split was amicable and caused by the stresses of work.

Knightley explains that she and Worthington enjoyed long debates over the morality of cheating.

“We had constant arguments about who was guilty and what was the worst action. Somebody said a great line: ‘He tests the marriage, and she breaks it.’ I don’t know if I agree with that or not, but I can certainly understand it at the same time.”

“I vacillate between the two sides. I’ve got no idea. I rather enjoy not having an idea. I went in absolutely thinking that hers was worse,” she says. “Somewhere in the middle I thought, ‘Well, bloody hell, she doesn’t f*ck him. What’s the problem? They have a nice night, they have a bit of a kiss, she doesn’t really do anything.’ And then I went back to thinking hers was worse. I think it depends on where you are in your life, and that will always change. It’s a moveable feast.”

What do you think? Is it still cheating if you cheat with your heart, and not with your body?

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