Keira Knightley Used to Have Trouble Telling People She Was an Actress

Keira Knightley Used to Have Trouble Telling People She Was an Actress

Keira Knightley gets her close up on the cover of Beach magazine’s June 2014 issue.

Here’s what the 29-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On close collaborator, director Joe Wright: “Joe’s always supported me and helped me push my limits,” she says. “Having this creative relationship with him has been an incredible opportunity for me. Working with someone you know and who knows you changes absolutely everything. We can create a story together more quickly.”

On her admiration for legendary designer Coco Chanel: “She was a free woman in the strongest sense of the word. She created clothing everyone could wear. Her creations precisely express her free spirit.”

On making peace with her career choice: “For a long time, I had trouble saying I was an actress, but today I can. I’m still just as stressed out when I start a film shoot, and I’m not happy with everything that I do—far from it. But with time and each new film, I continue to learn, unlearn and learn again, and therefore build who I am.”

For more from Keira, visit Beach magazine!

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Credit: Emily Hope/Beach magazine
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  • Amy Lee Christian

    She is so over rated both in looks and talent.

  • OMG

    About 6 or 7 years ago, she was one of the biggest rising stars. I just saw Jack Ryan, the new reboot. She’s horrible, awkward, miscast, and just dreadful. She does not even look dew-pretty, which was one of the most attractive things about her during her ‘golden era’. She looks scrawny and does this awful, awful thing with her teeth and jaw. Cannot, cannot act.

  • Everhart

    Keira is such a timeless and classy beauty!

  • nightwish

    She looks AWESOME

  • Alcina

    Girl has four movies coming out. I cant wait for begin again and laggies

  • Duck_go

    She always got a bad rap for her physique but i think she looks slim and healthy here

  • Jesse

    She’s so incredibly beautiful and so smart. She thinks about everything so deeply and fame hasn’t change her a bit. She’s extraordinary.

  • Harold wagner

    Keira looks fu*kin hot!

  • 4U

    Hamptons mag is it?

  • Bebe

    @OMG: She’s an oscar nominee. And you are?

  • Sharla

    Her eyes are unreal

  • Lucy

    She’s wonderful and such a smart actress! By the way, she chose to walk away from being the biggest star, because she hated the media attention, which is also why she doesn’t live in Hollywood. She’s known as a more reclusive actress and has made a lot more indie movies than big blockbusters since her Pirates days and I admire her for it!

  • Third Eye Blind

    Please Keira, give us a gratuitous high skirt outfit with ass cheeks hanging out and with legs going all the way up. Way overdue!

  • EmJ


  • Isla

    beautiful girl but horrible mouth

  • Bryce

    @Isla: Keira has the nicest lips and sweetest jawline. I dont get why chicks hate on her. Us guys love it man

  • jace

    So pretty!

  • Dubstep_empress

    Keira is still my closet lesbian crush, there is NO other woman id rather come out of the closet with.