Quotes from the often foul-mouthed English actress, Keira Knightley. And sometimes quotes from her co-stars, directors, and admirers.
"I fear everything. New characters, new parts, first days of filming and premieres always terrify the life out of me. And horses. Small things terrify me. If I go out, I never know what to say. I always feel self-conscious. I’m shit at socializing, and also dealing with crowds. I don’t like to stand around and pretend I’m a lady.”
"Hollywood has a really long way to go. I don’t think that anybody can deny that, really, and I think as much as you are getting more women playing lead roles… they’re still pretty few and far between." — Keira Knightley for Harper’s Bazaar
When you put yourself in these huge popcorn movies you get out there, in the public arena, more than anyone else. But that also means that you’re out there to be criticised more than anyone else. With Keira Knightley, she’s brave to do her play. Because, for some reason, if you’re successful in Britain, people tend not to like you. But if you’re a successful woman, and beautiful, in Britain, you’re even more disliked.
Moi meme: 1/5 actressKeira Knightley: “I’m a film lover and I don’t watch my own so I get completely inspired by other people’s work and that’s what drives me forward. When you have jealousy of that kind it means you’re not enjoying what you love. It takes away your own pleasure. I am always very grateful when people are making great work.”