Kiera Knightley Weight: Reporters Told Her She Was ‘Anorexic’ And A ‘S–t Actress’; Says Teenage Years Should Be ‘Done Privately’


Kiera Knightley’s weight came up again. The ‘Begin Again’ actress opened up in a new interview with Elle UK in their July edition, discussing the pressures of maturing in the public eye. The Hollywood star says that reporters said to her ‘you’re a s**t actress and you’re anorexic and people hate you’.

Knightley told the magazine that if she had a daughter, she would discourage her from going into the acting business.

“Oh, 100 percent, I’d absolutely tell her not to. I would 150 million trillion percent be totally discouraging of [her] doing anything like that.”

Knightley added, “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.”

The ‘Begin Again’ actress said, “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 s–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.”

The ‘Jack Ryan’ star is on the Elle cover, with the headline “The Secret Life of Keira Knightley.” Knightley wears a pink collared dress with buttons from Gucci’s Fall 2014 collection in the cover shot.

Knightley has had many great movies out this year including ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ with Chris Pine and Kevin Costner, as well as the upcoming film ‘Begin Again’ with Adam Levine, Mark Ruffalo, and Hailee Steinfeld.

In the fall, Knightley can be seen in ‘Laggies,’ with Chloé Grace Moretz and Sam Rockwell. ‘Laggies,’ directed by Lynn Shelton, is the story about Megan (Knightley) who is stuck in a state of permanent adolescence; she lies to her fiancé about going on a retreat and spends the time hanging out with friends instead. 

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