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Keira Knightley Drops Out of Apple TV+ Series 'The Essex Serpent' Over Childcare Concerns

Keira Knightley Drops Out of Apple TV+ Series 'The Essex Serpent' Over Childcare Concerns

Keira Knightley was set to star in the upcoming Apple TV+ series The Essex Serpent, but she has reportedly made the decision to drop out of the project over concerns for childcare.

The 35-year-old Oscar-nominated actress was set to begin filming the project in six weeks, but with the COVID-19 pandemic still going, she decided this isn’t the right time to go back to work.

Keira‘s rep told the Daily Mail that she “had to unfortunately pull out” due to “family reasons.”

The statement continued, “There wasn’t a comfortable scenario for Keira that could be put in place for an extended period of childcare required for the four-and-a-half-month production.”

Keira‘s casting in The Essex Serpent was announced on August 24. She’s also booked for a Hulu series that was announced back in June.

A couple weeks ago, Keira went viral when she couldn’t remember anything about one of the first movies she appeared in!

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