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Keira Knightley’s Fairytale Fashion Shoot for Net-A-Porter

Keira Knightley is one actress used to dressing up in pretty costumes. From Pride and Prejudice to Anna Karenina, the soon to be 30-year-old has worn more than her fair share of corsets and bustles during her career.

So it’s of little surprise that the Hollywood star looks so at ease in Net-A-Porter’s dreamy fairytale of a shoot for its magazine The Edit, wearing a series of girly gowns fit for a princess.

There’s that light-as-air red gown adorned with squirrels by Dolce & Gabbana that makes it look like Keira has just emerged from some magical woods. As does a Red Riding Hood-meets-Tinkerbell Valentino cape embellished with butterflies, while an ethereal white gown by Alexander McQueen paints Keira as a damsel locked up in a tower, waiting for her prince.

But it’s there that the fairy tale ends. Because although it looks like Keira has just stepped out from the pages of a Hans Christian Andersen story, she certainly doesn’t buy into all that stuff. No way. Instead, the actress is thinks it is important that girls and young women don’t grow up expecting a knight in shining armour to rescue them.

‘A friend of mine just had a daughter. It’s a political thing, having a baby girl, in a way that it isn’t for a boy,’ Keira said in the accompanying interview.

‘You think, ‘Oh isn’t this fairy-tale lovely?’ Then suddenly you worry, ‘What am I planting with that? I don’t want her to be waiting around for a man to fix her problems. Maybe it’s a bit silly, but because equality is going so hugely the other way, I think it probably does take being silly to try and swing it back around.’

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MTV After Hours With Josh Horowitz

Keira and her co-stars Mark Ruffalo and Adam Levine talked to Josh Horowitz for MTV’s After Hours to promote “Begin Again“. Josh Horowitz shared the Happy/Sad/Confused instagram picture he took with them on his official instagram account:

The videos of the interview with the cast playing the ‘Guess the gaze’ game and of Keira talking about wanting to become the next Katy Perry can be found after the jump.

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Video: “Begin Again” Q&A Ham Yard Hotel Screening

Keira and her co-stars James Corden and Mark Ruffalo did a question & ask panel and introduction before a screening of “Begain Again” held at the Ham Yard Hotel in London on July 2nd. You can watch the entire Q&A below.

Edith Bowman hosts question and answers session with stars of the film Begin Again for a screening held at the Ham Yard Hotel, London.

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Morning Joe Appearance

Keira stopped by MSNBC’s Morning Joe last week to talk about “Begin Again” and we have added the official stills and the screencaptures in our gallery. You can also (re)watch the interview below.

Kiera Knightley joins Morning Joe to talk about her new musical comedy, “Begin Again.” Knightly says the film is about the love of friendship, music and New York.