Keira Knightley Covers Vogue October 2012

Posted Monday September 17, 2012 1:00 PM GMT

With her new movie "Anna Karenina" set to hit theaters with a limited release on November 16th, Keira Knightley scored herself a little added exposure by covering the October 2012 issue of Vogue magazine.

The 27-year-old actress looked stunning in a lacy white dress and metallic sleeves for the Mario Testino shot front page while dishing about everything from being a feminist to wanting to do another theater performance.

Highlights from Miss Knightley's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Vogue!

On being a feminist:
"I remember doing interviews, and people would ask, as if it was a joke, 'So you mean you are a feminist?' As though feminism couldn't be discussed unless we were making fun of it. I don't want to deny my femininity, but would I want to be a stay-at-home mother? No. On the other hand, you should be allowed to do that, as should men without being sneered at."

On wanting to do another live performance:
"I'd love to do a new play. I think it works particularly well with period drama. The characters that you like will often say something directly about your own life choices."

On accepting challenging on-screen roles:
"I'm not really interested in the kinds of women who just take their clothes off or have a sex scene and then say something cool. I think a lot of people want to play heroic characters, and that's it, but I don't find that very compelling. It's far more interesting to think about characters whose actions don't always make sense."

On her character Anna Karenina:
"She is both a villain and a heroine. She can be incredibly vain and manipulative. She is somebody who breaks her own moral code, and yet the shame and disgust she lives with because of that make her fascinating."

Photo Credit: Mario Testino for Vogue