Keira Knightley covers UK Elle magazine’s March 2010 issue on newsstands 16th February.Â The 23-year old actress (can you believe she’s only 23, feels like she’s much older), wore Donna Karan on the front cover talked about criticism, her upcoming projects, and the importance of honesty. Photographed by Carter Smith and styled by Joe Zee.
On her character in The Misanthrope: “Jennifer\’s kind of a crazy mix of being a complete bitchâ€”confident and terrifyingâ€”yet she\’s incredibly young and is probably being exploited way more than she actually realizes.”
On criticism of her acting skills: “Oh, they still say that! Every time I do an interview with the English press, one of their questions is, â€˜How do you feel knowing that everyone thinks you\’re a shit actress?\’ ”
On surrounding herself by people who tell her the unvarnished truth: “You have to be selective about the people whose advice and opinions you take. I know [my parents] would never tell me I was shit because they were trying to hurt me. It would always come from a very sincere place.”
On her upcoming film Last Night: “When we were making it, the arguments on set were just amazing about whether mental infidelity is better or worse than physical infidelity. There was a huge gender divide on the question. Every single woman said that mental infidelity is 10 times worse than [an emotionless assignation]. And most men I spoke with said that it\’s the physical act that would be the ultimate betrayal.”
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