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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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18 Responses to “Keira Knightley Used to Have Trouble Telling People She Was an Actress”

  1. 1
    Amy Lee Christian Says:

    She is so over rated both in looks and talent.

  2. 2
    OMG Says:

    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.

  3. 3
    Everhart Says:

    Keira is such a timeless and classy beauty!

  4. 4
    nightwish Says:

    She looks AWESOME

  5. 5
    Alcina Says:

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

  6. 6
    Duck_go Says:

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

  7. 7
    Jesse Says:

    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.

  8. 8
    Harold wagner Says:

    Keira looks fu*kin hot!

  9. 9
    4U Says:

    Hamptons mag is it?

  10. 10
    Bebe Says:

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

  11. 11
    Sharla Says:

    Her eyes are unreal

  12. 12
    Lucy Says:

    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!

  13. 13
    Third Eye Blind Says:

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

  14. 14
    EmJ Says:


  15. 15
    Isla Says:

    beautiful girl but horrible mouth

  16. 16
    Bryce Says:

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

  17. 17
    jace Says:

    So pretty!

  18. 18
    Dubstep_empress Says:

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

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