Keira is a phenomenal actress. She really wanted this part and I think she can relate to a lot of the qualities — about being an intelligent woman who is not always appreciated for it.
— Morten Tyldum, director of “The Imitation Game”, about Keira (x)
I remembered her being so physically funny and game. She had such comfort in her skin and I always remembered that version of Keira. Years later she’s done all these corseted roles, but the Keira I cast was that one. Her 17-year-old self, basically.
— Lynn Shelton, the director of “Laggies,” talks about casting Keira based on her work in “Bend It Like Beckham” and “Pirates of the Caribbean”

What about in [acting]? Do you feel like you’ve personally felt the sting of sexism? [x]

Reblogged from Keira Knightley Fans
What I’ve always loved about acting is trying to see the world through other people’s point of view…it’s kind of forcing empathy on yourself.
— Keira Knightley to CBCRadioQ about acting

"She’s a friend and she’s brilliant" - Benedict Cumberbatch on Keira Knightley at the "The Imitation Game" TIFF 2014 press conference

"She’s a friend and she’s brilliant" - Benedict Cumberbatch on Keira Knightley at the "The Imitation Game" TIFF 2014 press conference

Reblogged from Keira Knightley Fans
I don’t think I’m the most intelligent person, but I’m not thick as shit.
— Keira Knightley
I was very “wet behind the ear” and she had been a professional leading actress in films for a while. I was struck by her maturity and how she bore a pretty heavy burden for a young girl, woman even, so lightly. She was so game, so down to earth — a such fun to hang out with. We got on really well.
— Benedict Cumberbatch telling EOnline about working with Keira Knightley on Atonement
When I heard Benedict was doing it, i thought “Alright, go on!”. It’s always lovely working with friends. He’s having such an amazing, kind of, moment. He’s always been brilliant and he’s always worked more than any actor I’ve ever known. It’s sort of wonderful that he’s had some things where the success is finally caught up with him and it’s great.
— Keira Knightley on working with her friend, Benedict Cumberbatch (x)