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Keira Knightley Talks Feminism with 'Harper's Bazaar UK'

Keira Knightley Talks Feminism with 'Harper's Bazaar UK'

Keira Knightley is bright and colorful on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK‘s February 2014 issue.

Here is what the 28-year-old Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit actress had to share with the mag:

On feminism: “I think it’s great that the discussions are finally being allowed to be had [about feminism], as opposed to anybody mentioning feminism and everybody going, ‘Oh, f***ing shut up.’ Somehow, it [feminism] became a dirty word. I thought it was really weird for a long time, and I think it’s great that we’re coming out of that.”

On working in the male-dominated film industry: “I go to work at 5.30 in the morning; I wouldn’t get back probably until nine o’clock at night. Most of the guys that I talk to – and I’ve spoken to a lot of guys about it – they say [whispers], ‘My wife does everything.’ You think, ‘Why wasn’t I thinking about this five years ago?’ 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.”

On why she was only on Twitter for 12 hours: “It made me feel a little bit like being in a school playground and not being popular and standing on the sidelines kind of going, ‘Argh.’”

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75 Responses to “Keira Knightley Talks Feminism with 'Harper's Bazaar UK'”

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  1. 1
    Wela Says:

    Britains proudest daughter

  2. 2
    Hapee Says:


  3. 3
    ... Says:

    Probably a queen in some past life. She’s used to putting men in their places. lol

  4. 4
    Bruce from TN Says:

    How many mag covers has this chick been in?

  5. 5
    Rupert Sanders Says:

    Please let me direct you Keira

  6. 6
    MM Says:


  7. 7
    Everhart Says:


  8. 8
    OIO Says:

    not so thin looking here, more like a healthy skinny but not my favorite actress

  9. 9
    Amelia Says:

    Natural beauty

  10. 10
    Bebe Says:

    @Amelia: Like a goddess.. unlike her runt imposter nat portman

  11. 11
    Actually Says:

    Nice expression in that shot

  12. 12
    A Says:

    Are her lips getting thinner? They dont look as plump

  13. 13
    cmac324 Says:

    Keira is saying some important things here. Let’s not respond by just analyzing her appearance. Unlike many actresses, she actually has a brain in her head.

  14. 14
    Yidjick Says:

    Feminjst bichiz

  15. 15
    Nightwish Says:

    @cmac324: Precisely. The girl has it all, including incredible smarts. Thats exacly why reddit loves her.

  16. 16
    Fercat Says:

    Well, if you’re going to argue about how the industry is so male dominated, then you have to point a finger at the writers.

    There is really a dearth of good scripts for female leads outside the romcom genre and that genre is in life support. That’s why J. Law is alone on her perch, she gets first dibs and there are no seconds.

    Back then, you could have J. Roberts, M. Ryan, M. Griffith, W. Ryder, M. Preiffer, J. Foster, etc coexist in multiple genres. Now there’s just J. Law and she can’t even hold a candle to these veteran names.

  17. 17
    Me Says:

    It’s women’s fault too. They don’t fight against that dominance and willing accept the 2nd role.

    Before Jennifer there’s still Jolie. Although Jolie isn’t interest in acting as much, she seems to prefer directing. She still gets the scripts first.

  18. 18
    Isa Says:

    Beautiful ! Love her !

  19. 19
    otto Says:

    @cmac324: Why cant we admire Keira’s beauty while respecting her feminist views? Its a pretty darn sexy combo if u ask me

  20. 20
    living in a box Says:

    @Fercat: most women in hollywood keep said that we need more women behind the camera but the problems is all these women later got pregnant and married then start raising a family. there is nothing wrong creating a family, but making a film is 24/7 jobs.

  21. 21
    Jussayin Says:

    Keira is NOT a feminist. She is just for equal rights in any work environment. Fair is fair.

  22. 22
    Fercat Says:

    That maybe true in some cases but there are just so little good material for women specially ones that get studio backing. And only those with good connections gets those, forget the audition process. That’s become a sham.

    Every script with a woman as lead would have her with a gun on her hand and not much else.

    J. Law is a studio/marketing construct. A very likable person with decent talent but in no way exceptional, elevated to full star status very quickly by a mechanism she has no control over but fully controls her. The system is very much off kilter.

    Jolie for her part has decided not to be a part of the current system and does her thing when it suits her. I doubt J. Law has the same temerity or staying power once the studio spigots are tightened.

  23. 23
    Jussayin Says:

    @living in a box: Even the superhero movie roles are male dominated. Take the marvel universe for example- spider woman and miss marvel would make great films, but disney would never sink big money into those roles. Discrimination does exist. Many great female lead roles in film have been historical or via literature, and knightley has grabbed them all. Im sure she wants to see more women have those opportunities, but its rough going these days.

  24. 24
    Fercat Says:

    @living in a box:
    If the system wasn’t flawed then another woman would just simply fill in and take her place but instead we have a growing cavity.

  25. 25
    Third eye blind Says:

    This is my oral sex dream girl with her fat lips, awesome high inseam, perfect round ass and high nose

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