Keira Knightley has revealed that she never considered turning down A Dangerous Method because of the spanking scenes.

The actress is back on the big screen later this month with the David Cronenberg directed movie which also stars Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender.

One scene sees the actress tied to a bed while Fassbender, who plays Carl Jung, spanks her behind.

But she admits that these scenes didn't put her off taking on the role of Sabina.

Speaking to The Telegraph the actress said: "I did think about turning it down because of the two scenes of a sadomasochistic nature and I thought it's all going to come out and all of a sudden it's all going to all be about that.

''And weirdly, apart from this country, it hasn't been, so that's been really great.

''In England it's got mentioned all the time. I don't know what that says about us! We obviously like spanking, I don't know."

This is the first role for Knightley since she starred in Last Night last year. However she has just completed work on Anna Karenina, which reunites her with filmmaker Joe Wright.

A Dangerous Method is released 10th February.


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