updated 12/06/2007 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 12/06/2007 AT 5:55 PM ET
Keira Knightley admits she can’t keep her clothes on.
Last year she went nude for Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Issue. Now the 22-year-old is topless on the cover of Interview and posing for a new Chanel ad with only a strategically placed hat. What gives?
“I hope I don’t become a nudist,” added the Oscar-nominated actress. “I am on my way.”
When DeGeneres noted, “I don’t know why you put on clothes to come to the show,” Knightley gamely offered, “Should I take them off now?”
“No, no,” the talks show host responded quickly. “We’re on daytime.”
The London-based actress also addressed persistent (and, she says, untrue) rumors that she has an eating disorder. “I haven’t [got one],” she insisted. “Which I’ve said a lot.” Knightly insists her famously thin physique is the result of good genes and a healthy diet.
“I don’t eat junk,” she told DeGeneres. “I cook. I go to farmers markets in London and cook really good sort of organic foods.”
Knightley – famous for her period roles in Pirates of the Caribbean and Pride & Prejudice – also said she doesn’t go to the gym. Still, she added, “The corsets are a workout. Heavy dresses and all that.”