“Pirates of the Caribbean” leading lady, Keira Knightley has always been questioned about her weight, or lack thereof. She has stated that comments about her being anorexic have affected her on a large scale, to the point that she started to tell her children not to think about pursuing a career in show business.
She was asked by ELLE UK whether or not she was going to be encouraging whenever her hypothetical daughter would want to become an actress, Knightley answered, “Oh, 100%, I’d absolutely tell her not to. I would 150 million trillion percent be totally discouraging of her doing anything like that.”
She then added, “If the kid is going to do that then they have to do it on their own. And I would say 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, one million trillion zillion percent. Saying that, I don’t regret it – I wouldn’t do my life any differently.”
Knightley even shared that there was a point in her life as an actress that everything and everyone was far too concerned with her weight and her fame. She said, “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 or somebody in their early 20s, is a very strange thing.”
Despite what she has gone through during the earlier part of her acting career, she is presently happy with her now husband, rocker James Righton, whom she married secretly last May. They only invited their family and closest friends. She wore a magnificent Valentino dress on her most special day. In reference to the gown she wore, she said, “I wore it for the ceremony we had just for our friends, in a wood, because you have to have flowers on a dress in a wood.”