Keira Knightley spoke candidly in the December 2012 issue of Flare magazine.
The actress has managed to attain a respected sense of self both on and off screen. Though she’s been in the public eye since a very young age, she’s never allowed herself to get sucked into the bottomless pit that can sometimes accompany fame. As she explains, “When I was very young, I was hounded by these hideous men. What they wanted was the picture of me falling out of the club. They weren’t going to get that out of me. No, I chose very, very deliberately not to, because I couldn’t bear the idea of giving in to them. It takes a stubbornness.”
When it comes to her new role as the self-titled character “Anna Karenina,” Knightley didn’t hold back. “Tom Stoppard [who wrote the screenplay] said at the beginning [that] this is a thesis on love, and I said ‘Ummm. Er. Okay.’ And I think he’s quite right. Not just the sparkly bit that we’re sold, the fun, the hopefully great sex, but it’s also looking at the loneliness, the pain, the jealous madness that is all a part of that.”
Read more with the lovely actress in the December 2012 issue of Flare magazine.