Keira Knightley Talks Twitter and Film Industry in Harper's Bazaar UK February 2014
While striking a few poses for the Alexi Lubmorski-shot spread, the "Anna Karenina" beauty opened up about working in the film industry and revealed why her Twitter account only lasted for 12 hours.
Highlights from Miss Knightley's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Harper's Bazaar UK!
On her Twitter account:
“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.’”
On her privacy:
“I like being private. I haven’t asked a lot of the actresses who I really admire, ‘How do you do it? Because I don’t want to know to know. Maybe I’m childish in that way; I just don’t want to know about your life.”
On her marriage:
“These words that you think beforehand, ‘That’s the reason I’ll never do it’… Those words that you see as completely negative, and you suddenly see them as being incredibly positive, and that’s actually quite liberating and quite nice.”
On her feminism philosophy:
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 [feminism] became a dirty word. I thought it was really for a long time, and I think it’s great that we’re coming out of that.”
On her career:
“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, ‘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. As I get older I get more interested by it.… There is a lot of 'You do what you’re told' [as an actor]. After watching it and being part of it for so long, you start going, 'I wonder if there is a journey to the other side.' I don’t know if there is, but I’m interested in seeing people who have done it."
Photo Credit: Alexi Lubmorski for Harper's Bazaar UK