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Begin Again's John Carney Apologizes to Keira Knightley for Statements About Her Acting

Begin Again director John Carney has issued an apology for his statements about Keira Knightley, insulting her acting talents.

“From a director who feels like a complete idiot,” John began in his lengthy statement, posted to his Twitter account.

“In trying to pick holes in my own work, I ended up blaming someone else. That’s not only bad directing, that’s shoddy behavior,” he wrote. Read the whole statement below…

If you missed it, read what John said about Keira, including saying, “I learned that I’ll never make a film with supermodels again.”

Keira Knightley Defended By Two Former Directors Following John Carney's Comments

Keira Knightley is receiving support from two former directors after her Begin Again director John Carney criticized her acting and behavior on set.

The director said that “Keira has an entourage that follow her everywhere so it’s very hard to get any real work done. And as much as I tried to make it work I think that she didn’t quite come out as a guitar-playing singer-songwriter. I learned that I’ll never make a film with supermodels again.”

Mark Romanek, the director of 2010′s Never Let Me Go, and Lorene Scafaria, the writer/director of 2012′s Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, both tweeted in support of Keira.

“My experience with #keiraknightley was utterly spectacular on every level. I have no clue what this guy is talking about. #arrogantshithead,” Mark tweeted.

“I agree with Mark. Keira was a joy to work w/. Present & easy & really, really good at her job. Just lovely,” Lorene said.

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'Begin Again' Director John Carney Criticizes Keira Knightley's Acting: 'I'll Never Make a Film With Supermodels Again'

Director John Carney has some rather interesting things to say about Keira Knightley.

The duo worked together when the 31-year-old actress starred in his 2013 film Begin Again.

“I didn’t enjoy that experience of paparazzi and fabulous openings. The movie star world is not something that ever appealed to me,” John told The Independent. “I like working with actors and I wanted to come back to what I knew and enjoy film-making again – not that I didn’t enjoy Begin Again but Keira has an entourage that follow her everywhere so it’s very hard to get any real work done.”

“And as much as I tried to make it work I think that she didn’t quite come out as a guitar-playing singer-songwriter,” he continued. “I learned that I’ll never make a film with supermodels again.”

He added, “Keira‘s thing is to hide who you are and I don’t think you can be an actor and do that. I like to work with curious, proper film actors as opposed to movie stars. I don’t want to rubbish Keira, but you know it’s hard being a film actor and it requires a certain level of honesty and self-analysis that I don’t think she’s ready for yet and I certainly don’t think she was ready for on that film.”

Meanwhile, Keira has been nominated for two Academy Awards over the years, in addition to her many other accolades.

Pictured below: Keira enjoys a day on the Venetian canals with hubby James Righton on a water taxi on Saturday (May 28) in Venice, Italy.

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Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Make Elegant Entrance at Italian Gala

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West arrive together at the “La Traviata” Opening Gala on Sunday (May 22) at Teatro Dell’Opera Di Roma in Rome, Italy.

The 35-year-old reality star and her 38-year-old husband were joined by a star-studded crowd at the gala.

Also in attendance were actress Keira Knightley, models Elizabeth Hurley and Olivia Palermo, actor Luke Evans and filmmaker Sofia Coppola.

Earlier that day, Kim and Kanye were seen flying into the country from London, England.

FYI: Kim is wearing a Vivienne Westwood gown.

35+ pictures inside of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attending the “La Traviata” Opening Gala
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Will Smith & Naomie Harris Kiss While Filming 'Collateral Beauty'

Will Smith kisses a pregnant Naomie Harris while filming a new scene for their movie Collateral Beauty on Wednesday (April 6) in New York City.

The pair held hands and walked around as Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, and Jacob Latimore, their co-stars, watched from afar.

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The film focuses on a tragic event that sends a New York ad man on a downward spiral. It will be released on December 16, 2016.

15+ pictures inside of Will Smith and Naomie Harris sharing a kiss while filming… More Here! »

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Keira Knightley Films 'Collateral Beauty' With Edward Norton

Keira Knightley wears a cute red beanie while shooting scenes for her new movie Collateral Beauty on Saturday (April 2) in New York City.

The 31-year-old actress was joined on set by her co-star Edward Norton.

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Collateral Beauty also stars Will Smith, who plays “a successful New York advertising executive who experiences a personal tragedy and retreats from life entirely, prompting his colleagues to devise a drastic plan to help him recover,” according to Variety.

30+ pictures inside of Keira Knightley and Edward Norton shooting in NYC… More Here! »

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Will Smith & Cast of 'Collateral Beauty' Continue Work on Movie

Will Smith looks happy as he rides a bike on the set of his upcoming movie Collateral Beauty on Thursday (March 31) in New York City.

The 47-year-old actor was seen on set that day filming an angry scene involving a collision with someone on a skateboard.

The day before, Kate Winslet was seen looking serious as she geared up to film a scene.

Helen Mirren and Keira Knightley joined Will on set the next day to continue work on the movie.

35+ pictures inside of the Collateral Beauty cast shooting scenes for the film…
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