>> Keira Knightley is Interview magazine's April cover girl, and the photos she took for the magazine are rich, smoky, and complex.
Shot by photographic duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, the pictures mostly feature Knightley wearing dramatic makeup and dark clothing. There's no shortage of leather jackets, and the shoot is heavy on clothes from French design houses like Celine, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, and Yves Saint Laurent. However, there's also a dash of Diane von Furstenberg thrown in for good measure.
Perhaps it's the interview that she did with director David Cronenberg that inspired the fancy dominatrix overtones in the shoot. Cronenberg directed Knightley in A Dangerous Method, in which there's a lot of spanking. While she's not exactly toting around a cat-o'-nine-tails, she does look dangerous.
Click through for a look at some of our favorite photos from the shoot, then see more and read the complete interview here.