Skip navigation! Story from Movie Reviews. Anne Cohen. Only a handful of movie sex scenes feel like they were written specifically for women, but the library scene from Atonement is undeniably one of them.
Keira Knightley's best sex scene was in Atonement
Atonement's Erotic Climax - PROVOKR
The book: Atonement by Ian McEwan. They had been motionless for perhaps as long as half a minute. Longer would have required the mastery of some formidable tantric art. They began to make love against the library shelves which creaked with their movement. It is common enough at such times to fantasize arriving in a remote and high place. He imagined himself strolling on a smooth, rounded mountain summit, suspended between two higher peaks. He was in an unhurried, reconnoitering mood, with time to go to a rocky edge and take a glimpse of the near-vertical scree down which he would shortly have to throw himself.
Keira Knightley Says Her Love Scene in Atonement Was the 'Best Sex Scene I’ve Done'
The year-old actress has done her fair share of stripping and acting out racy bedroom scenes during her career, but she has admitted the "best" X-rated moment was when she joined her co-star James McAvoy - who portrayed her character Cecilia Tallis' lover Robbie Turner in the drama classic - for intimate scenes on top of a bookshelf. Speaking to Vulture, she said: "The best sex scene I've done on-screen is the one in 'Atonement', on the bookshelf. Keira - who was tasked with performing lesbian sex scenes in her recent film 'Colette' and also gets intimate in her latest period drama 'The Aftermath' - said that it was the director Joe Wright who made her 'Atonement' sex scene feel "comfortable" and not at all "exposed", through his precise choreography.
By Jabeen Waheed For Mailonline. Keira Knightley has revealed that her favourite sex scene was in 's Atonement. Speaking to Vulture , the British actress, 33, admitted that her favourite racy on-screen scene was with co-star James McAvoy, because the drama's director Joe Wright made her feel 'comfortable' and not at all 'exposed'.