In an effort to protect the starlet's modesty, a most revealing shot of the body of Keira Knightley in "Atonement" has been deleted in the editing room, director Joe Wright has informed Britain's Daily Express newspaper.
The axed sequence originally was part of an important scene showing the beauty strips off her blouse and skirt and dives into a deep fountain to retrieve a broken vase, only to re-emerge soaking wet in an undergarment.
"There was another shot of her from behind but we left it out as it seemed a bit too rude," Wright remarked.
Knightley actually is no stranger in exposing her figure onscreen as she was spotted to flash her flesh in several movies like "The Jacket", "Domino", and particularly "After the Hole" in which she boldly revealed her breasts. The young actress reportedly is even set to shoot an on-screen threesome with Sienna Miller and Matthew Rhys in John Maybury's "The Edge of Love."