Elle UK Taps Keira Knightley for July 2014 Cover

Posted Tuesday June 3, 2014 11:25 AM GMT

With an impressive list of successful films and an undeniable attractiveness, Keira Knightley is the perfect choice for ELLE UK's July 2014 cover girl.

In the magazine, the “Love Actually” lady explains that while she’s made quite a name for herself as an actress, she would vehemently oppose letting her daughter take a similar path.

Knightley declares, “I’d absolutely tell her not to. I would 150 million trillion percent be totally discouraging. Teenage years should be done privately. You should be going out and getting unbelievably drunk, getting into ridiculous situations, making mistakes. That’s what that time of life is about and we should do that privately.”

She adds, “Saying that, I don’t regret it. I wouldn’t do my life any differently, but having lived through it… There was a very long time when [interviewers] were all, ‘Well you’re a sh*t actress and you’re anorexic and people hate you’ which, for a teenager is a very strange thing.”

Photo Credit: Thomas Whiteside for ELLE UK