Keira Knightley rocks a dark, androgynous look for Interview magazine–complete with greased hair and the works. Did anybody else notice a resemblance to Edward Scissorhands in this edgy photo shoot? Either way, we love the slicked back ‘do on this English native and we can’t get enough of those cheekbones and puckered red lips!
During her interview, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” babe opens up about her new and upcoming film “Anna Karenina,” as well as a few acting strategies. Knightley also added a her thoughts on being ignored for her celebrity profile, and recognized for her film roles. Read on for her bit on the spanking scene in “A Dangerous Method.”
Keira Knightley on her new film Anna Karenina: “It is sort of done in an epic way, but it was pretty much all done on one set, so it’s also a very stylized, deeply theatrical kind of piece. It was the opposite of A Dangerous Method in some ways, I think, with a million different shots and, you know, there’s just a completely different vibe.”
Keira Knightley on playing real characters: “There’s always the moral question when you’re playing real people. Is there any reason to do this, or are you simply exploiting somebody? Is it like dancing over somebody’s grave? I suppose in a funny kind of way that it’s the same thing with a great fictional character. So many people identify with them. So many people love them in so many different ways. So you don’t want to exploit them either, or take the easy way out by judging them. Or, if you are judging them, then you’re judging them in a way that the person would judge themselves, and not in kind of an outside, moralistic way.”
On whether the audience focuses on her performance and ignores her celebrity personality: “I think I’d be quite surprised if they could let go of all of that. I don’t really think there’s a real want to. I know with “A Dangerous Method” people liked the spanking an awful lot. [laughs] But I’m not quite sure. It’s weird, though, with the spanking.”