Keira Knightley Stars in Explicit Anti-Domestic Violence Ad
Posted on Thu Apr 2, 2009 10:00 AM PDT

KeiraViolenceVideo200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Kiera Knightley plays the victim of domestic violence in a disturbing new video produced by the British charity Women's Aid.

The explict video shows Keira leaving work after a long day of filming, and when she gets home, her boyfriend beats the crap out of her because he thinks she's having an affair with a co-star.

At the end of the video, viewers see that the location is an empty film set rather than an apartment, and as the beating continues, the ad says, "Isn't it time someone called cut?"

Keira volunteered to do it because "while domestic violence exists in every section of society we rarely hear about it. Domestic violence affects one in four women at some point in their lifetime and kills two women every week."

The ad is currently seen on YouTube and will debut in theaters later this month.