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Keira Knightley - "Elle" December 2007

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Keira Knightley takes the December 2007 cover of Elle Magazine, which hits newsstands nationwide next Tuesday, Nov. 13.

She may look for all the world like an old-school film beauty, but Keira has a spiky, anarchic streak that breaks the mold. In Atonement, she gets to have it both ways. Here are some snippets from Keira‘s Elle interview:

On the tabloids: “What I hate is that they shove in your face: this is what you want to be. And you think, f—k that. I don’t want it. Stop telling me I want to look like her. Stop telling me I want that life. I don’t.”

On being moody: “I’m a moody bastard. Actually, I’ve been banned from reading newspapers because the way they’re written angers me so much. If I want an opinion, I’ll read the opinion part of the newspaper. I do not want it when I’m trying to get the facts. I get incredibly angry. It really f—ks me off. See, I have to calm down about it.”

On her sex scene in upcoming movie, “Atonement”: “There was no knob-touching, for real. But it certainly looked like that.”

On the word cute: “I hate cute, I’ve always hated cutesy. My mom used to ban the word cute. Absolutely banned.”

On romantic comedies: “I’m a total romantic- I love romantic films. But I don’t like being raped by sugar.”

On cell phones: “I hate them. It rings, and then I realize that I don’t want to talk to anyone. So I always press ignore.”

On becoming aware of her sexual powers: “Oh, my god. I don’t think I’m aware of it now! No… I’m lying. I don’t know why I said that. No, I’m not lying, actually. I’ll just have an argument with myself!”

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  • Regina

    I think she’s a great actress, but sometimes I get this ‘whiny’ vibe from her. She’s right, she is a moody bastard! She always talks about the tabloids!

  • Lily

    does anyone watch Dexter on Showtime? there is a character (Lily…I think) that could totally be Keira’s sister. Same exact mouth….

  • xsleekx

    lol il just have an arguement with myself, i do think she has a right to have ago about the paps, how annoying would it be to have them around u on a bad day when u just want to be left alone?!

  • Marie

    Goshh can she be more angry? she hates everything!! there’s nothing good for her.

    You’re a great actress Keira! but calm down!

  • Daisy

    i love this woman. love her. she’s just like me!

    “I don’t like being raped by sugar.” Brilliant.

  • sandie

    Every year she is in the cover of that magazine, sometimes even twice. Can the Elle people find another celeb, there are so many out there……….

  • Visa Fan

    Now that’s a pose.

    Holy Kakapoopy!

  • There’s something about that seems so fake to me. Like her personality is so put on. Girl just tries to hard and I don’t like it.

  • melou

    Keira is such a borin bi$$$ i wish she just go away. She is always moanig about every single things. She is only 22 and she seems to have no fun in her life. I don’t like this I don’t like that oh gosh what a douchebag.
    No offense to her fans but she look like an horse on this cover but i guess we must be happy that she doesn’t pout with her trout mouth.

  • katie

    Love her

  • Janice

    Good actress, but angry much?

  • Ha!

    Maybe because everyone else is so fake, someone who is actually real seems false. I like her and it’s refreshing to read someone who can be who they are and aren’t worried about p*ssing people off because they don’t fit in a mold or some perfect little persona for the public.

    She’s been good in almost everything I’ve seen her in – I have a feeling she’s going to end up a great actress. She definitely has the potential.

  • jake

    “I don’t like being raped by sugar” it seems that this fish head is trying to hard to be the hit girl. That girl is always doing the same kind of movies and when she dare to open her fish mouth it’s to complain about her boring life.
    On this cover she looks like she is about 40 years old -how sad- and as a man I don’t think she is sexy at all she reminds me of an ironing board.

  • Pam

    She’s so annoying and bitchy!

  • hallie

    ironing board HA HA HA That is so true she is just ugly as hell. ONLY teenage girls like her movies. They like her in pirate so they are like oh here keira the princess. I would say that her movies are beyond boring in pirate she was just to skinny and plain ugly. And why her skinny a!$’$ is again on the cover of elle, can’t they they just find somebody else she was already there at the beginning of the year. Those magazine are just insane.

  • chantelle

    Gosh I don’t want to be mean but i don’t really like Keira K movies i think she is annoying, and gosh this elle cover is awful does she had any plastic surgery because her face looks so weird.

  • http://n/a Brittney

    I love her and atleast she is telling it how it is with her and is not putting on a show. I dont think she’s annoying, I think she is a great actress! GO KEIRA!!

  • kate

    (I hate cut….My mum use to ban the word cute) is she retarded or something? what a stupid interview she has a very limited mind.

  • AG

    she is perfect

  • Brad Addict

    i love her she’s so hot

  • katy

    LOL Can somebody please ban her to do any period movie? Her career sucks and she is just a fishy Who$$ i can smell the sea from here.

  • jake

    Yes as hot as an ironing board LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • somebody

    beautiful and real, not pretentious like other stupid bitches

  • ben

    This cover make me laugh sooooo much she looks so bad. I think that she had at least her mouth done. I don’t mind her I just think she is just to thin and sorry guys but i also think she’s unattaractive poor her she is only 22 and she looks so much more.

  • Suz

    She is always complaining, spoil brat that she is! Go to University then and get a new career if what u do is so bad!

  • meline

    Ironing board you’re so harsh but that is just so true what a pretentious mommy little girl i prefer the others stupid%%%%%%% at least we have more fun with them……..

  • Natalie

    She is a good looking woman and good actress but dang, she comes off as annoying and pretentious in every single interview.

  • Lili

    She is sooooo vulgar! How could anyone ever call her classy or elegant?! She looks like a common prostitute on the 4th picture.
    She is such an unsophisticated grump! She has chosen acting career and ought to know what it means. After so many years in the business u just have to get used to certain aspects of it, even if don’t like it. Otherwise, change the job.
    I can’t stop wondering how she dared to be that mouthy in a magazine like Elle. It is not even that she complains (everybody does so) but the vulgar language and her f***-u-all attitude!

  • kylie

    I thought it was a man on the cover. Why her face looks so masculine? I won’t even pay attention to that grumpy attitude that’s not even interesting. Can somebody please give a sweet to keira like this she might going to sit her ***** down.

  • Lisa

    Will this biotch ever stop whining? I hear lack of food makes people grumpy. She should try eating something.

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  • Marti

    i love Keira,i think that she is a very great actress and a very carismatic girl!!!!

  • I think its a toss up between her and Evangeline Lilly for who whines the most in interviews. Both of them need to learn how to shut their mouth.

  • You guys need to take a chill pill

    I think that Keira is just speaking her mind (nothing sugar coated or held back) and being as real as someone can be as a very famous actor. And therefore you guys are not used to this and see her as being b@#%^ among other horrible things just because she’s not like lindsay lohan who sugar coats probably everything she says or else we would be shocked by the filthiness of who she really is. Many people can accept the ridiculous fakeness of Paris hiltons and Lindsay Lohans but they can’t shed some light on the truth that is spoken from Keira’s article. Read the whole article because justjared only takes the most negative and extreme comments from the article in his post. She really reveals to us what it is really like to have an intimate scene rather just being like “oh it was awkward, and the crew watched us” she actually shows the inside scoop of acting and the art and craft of acting. She prefers to stay real and that is what I find to be extremely admirable and surprising in this industry today.

  • Marivic

    lol! “fish lips”…that’s funny. anyway, i used to think she was pretty…but she lost a lot of weight or something because now she just looks weird. And i didn’t realize how b*tchy she is…until she started doing all these interviews where she’s just bitchin, bitchin, and bitchin about everything. Good lord…what’s up with that? -_-;

  • vaness

    Well sorry but I won’t pay to see the all article because I am sure that’s it must be boring like her. Her face looks beyond fug, and why on earth is she moaning again ? she is the one who need to take “chill pill” I was sure she was happy with her fug Orlando wanabee but I guess, she be won’t Happy until she gets the real one. But i don’t see this hapening anytime soon Because Orlando like them sweet and hot with a little bit more meat on. What a stupid and ridiculous interview does she think being vulgar= being cool? What a douche

  • mel

    May I suggest to that trout to not speak her mind next time. this interview is just a pure joke blah blah blah and blah blah blah I thought she was nice and inteligent but after this I think I’ll pass her next movie can’t look at that trout mouth anymore. If only she could put something in her mouth (like food for example) it will keep her busy.

  • Roze

    pretentious? Ever met a European?

    ‘scuse the girl for having a personality

  • lola

    look like an old film star? WHAT OLD FILM STARS LOOK LIKE THAT!? I am so bloody tired of people attaching this kind of flowery rubbish to modern day women. Whoever wrote that is a moron.

  • mel

    What a stupid comment I am european and guess what? I think she is stupid she has no class at all. An american can also reconize if a person is a pretentious b**** or not. If you think european are wiser why are you on an american gossip ‘site? some people are just so hmmm lets say bizarre.

  • hmm…

    I never understood why she’s so-called a pretty, beautiful, and talented actress. She’s too tall and has large bone structure- that’s why she starves herself to death. She’s ok when she has her mouth closed, but she looks really weird when she smiles. And I do not find her acting good either. The only movies I’ve seen (starring her) are Pirates series, but her acting is well, a bit immature. Some say she looks like Winona Ryder, but hell no. I’ve seen Ryder for reals and she is absolutely one of the most beautiful women I’ve seen so far. She’s more feminine and has a great voice too. And was really good at acting when she was about Kiera’s age. I feel bad for her though, her career could’ve been at the top still, if that shoplifting incident had not happened. Oh well. Sometimes I really don’t understand what the deal is with Hollywood, I mean some do get away with worse cases like drugs and affairs.

  • the_original_nika

    Imj with #2 regina, and #5 marie. said what I thought.

  • bataglio

    she’s being banned from so much. can whoever the heck’s banning her also ban her from opening her mouth?

  • sizz

    my fav actress! *sigh* she looks killer! :D

  • louise

    I have only seen a handful of Keira’s movies, and from what I can tell, she has talent. But, geez, she can come across as extremely ungrateful, with her pay cheque and what she does to earn such a huge amount of money, if she doesn’t like what comes with it, then quit and get a real job… it’s as easy as that!

  • Larissa

    she is really funny sometimes I feel like I know her very well!
    go keira!

  • Maritza

    She sounds like a real bitch to me! What an awful attitude towards everything! Keira for the love of God just eat something!All that moodiness is because she is starves herself!

  • Yoet

    gees!! she needs to calm down!! She looks like an unhappy person and about the word cute…Weird!!!! maybe she doesn’t like that word because she is not cute!!lol
    ok but she is a good actress!

  • Jon

    Okay, she’s gotten really annoying. Her deal is to act like what a teenager thinks is rebellious. She says she hates everything, cusses, wears black liner a lot, and sticks it to the man. Whoop-dee-friggin’-doo. This chick is completely unoriginal. She’s every girl in my little sister’s inner circle who just discovered Cat Power and now are convinced they’re the most original and edgy people. EVER.

    This is the downside to becoming famous so young: they’re usually mentally, socially and emotionally retarded.

    “What I hate is that they shove in your face: this is what you want to be.”

    See how dumb she is? Doesn’t she get that *she* is the uber-thin chick on the cover of the *fashion magazine*? *She’s* the chick we keep having shoved down our throats as the ideal woman. My ideal woman is smarter and self-possessed. My ideal woman doesn’t give pretentious interviews. My ideal woman doesn’t think that pairing mannish boots with dresses makes her “quirky”, nor would that ever be her incentive for wearing a particular outfit.