Ahead of the Anna Karenina premiere in London this evening Keira was interviewed on BBC Breakfast this morning. The video wont allow embedding so please click the below image to go to the video. I will try and get a version for all to see up in our video archive.
Keira is on the cover of September’s edition of Harpers Bazaar! She is photographed in Chanel for a gorgeous new photoshoot shot by legendary Ellen Von Unwerth. A preview of the cover has been added to the gallery along with a few outtakes. A few extracts from the interview can be read below.
On feeling more comfortable with life after turning 25: “I hated late teens, I hated early twenties, all of that, I think a lot of people do. Possibly I think I’m one of those people that always would have done and it didn’t really matter where I was in life. But I was totally uncomfortable in everything. And all of a sudden 25 hit, and I was like, ‘Ah, I think I’m all right’. And actually after 25 it’s been pretty good. I definitely feel like I’ve been around the block a couple of times, and that’s great.”
On co-star Jude Law’s less than flattering hair and make-up in Anna Karenina: “No wonder he kept that hat on… [the make-up and wig] were the worst. Poor fucker. I’d get to the end of the day, take my make-up and wig off, and I’d look shit. He’d take the make-up and wig off and look f***ing brilliant. And everyone would say, ‘Oh yeah! Good-looking man underneath!”
On working with rising star Aaron Johnson: “He is very confident. But he’s also got whatever it is, and I’m never sure quite what it is that makes an actor good, but he’s got it. It’s real. It’s a really interesting thing. If you asked him about his preparation or anything like that, I’m not quite sure what the answer would be – he’s a total wing-it, but he absolutely pulls it off. You sort of stand there and go, ‘Wow, I don’t know how you’ve done it, but you’ve really, really done it.’ It was amazing to watch.”
On why her female friendships are so important: “Women get a really bad rep but they’re f***ing excellent. I keep on having moments with groups of girls where I just think, girls are excellent, like really excellent. There is nothing like a friendship group of women, and for girly nights or whatever. It’s the best f***ing thing in the world. As much as we can be bitchy and gossipy and all the rest of it, I think equally if there’s something actually really wrong, we talk about it and we actually air it. And if it’s an argument, then it’s an argument, but we actually have it out, as opposed to that festering thing where suddenly you never speak to somebody ever again.”
On being a fan of Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld: “Karl’s amazing. He’s an avid reader. And he speaks about five different languages, so he’ll be rattling English to you and French to somebody else, and German to somebody else, and then the phone rings and he’s speaking in Italian.”
On why she doesn’t like sitting front row at fashion shows: “This sounds ridiculous but I don’t actually like having my picture taken and I tend to avoid anything where I have that…I would totally sneak in the back! And sit in the back row. I love seeing [the collections] as they were presented. Because it is art, when you see it. And the couple [of shows] that I’ve been to, they were absolutely extraordinary.”
Keira Knightley is on the cover of the April 2012 issue of Interview magazine! A preview of the cover and a few shots from the photoshoot have been added to the gallery.
On liking to get lost in the movies like everyone else:
“I hate knowing too much when I’m going to the cinema. I don’t want to know that the actor has just gone through a divorce. I don’t want to know that the person is an alcoholic.”
On whether she thinks people can let go of her as a celebrity and focus on her as an actress:
“I think I’d be quite surprised if they could . . . I know with ‘A Dangerous Method’ people liked the spanking an awful lot. But I’m not quite sure. It’s weird, though, with the spanking. When we were in Venice, I didn’t get asked about it once . . . But in England, it was pretty much the only thing I got asked about. I’m not quite sure what that says about the English.”
A little bit short-notice, but Keira will be making an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show tonight at 9.15pm on ITV1! She is set to be interviewed along with Denzel Washington, Tom Hardy and Dionne Warwick. On it, she is set to talk about A Dangerous Method, her bottom double from Domino, and drinking vodka shots before filming her spanking scenes. Clips and pictures will be posted after the episode airs!
Keira is currently busy doing the media rounds for A Dangerous Method. She appeared (via link) on the Rhode Show yesterday, check out the video below. AOL have also posted a very short clip from their interview, view that behind the cut.
Popsugar have interviewed Keira about working with Michael Fassbender (A Dangerous Method) and Jude Law (Anna Karina), check it out below.
Keira Knightley stars as patient-turned-psychiatrist Sabina Spielrein in David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method, which expands into theaters across the country this week. The film came out in limited release last Fall, and quickly earned notoriety for the racy sex scenes Keira shares with her hot costar Michael Fassbender, who plays Carl Jung. Yesterday, Keira spoke about working with both Michael and David. Keira shared excitement for the critical acclaim Michael’s earned for another daring performance in Shame, a movie she liked quite a bit. She also spoke about her other upcoming projects, Seeking a Friend at the End of the World, the directorial debut from Lorene Scafaria featuring Steve Carell, and a remake of Anna Karenina. The later film sees Keira paired up with director Joe Wright for the third time, after Atonement and Pride & Prejudice, as well as leading man Jude Law. Keira said: Continue reading Popsugar Interview
Flicks and Bits.com have interviewed Keira about Dangerous Method, check it out below.
Drawn from true-life events, David Cronenberg’s ‘A Dangerous Method’ chronicles the turbulent relationships between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender), his mentor Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen) and Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley), the troubled but beautiful young woman who comes between them. Into the mix comes Otto Gross (Vincent Cassell), a debauched patient who is determined to push the boundaries. In this exploration of sensuality, ambition and deceit set the scene for the pivotal moment when Jung, Freud and Sabina come together and split apart, forever changing the face of modern thought. ‘A Dangerous Method’ is set for release November 23rd in the US, and Febuary 10th in the UK. Check out what Keira Knightley had to say about the film in a quick interview below.
Continue reading Flicks&Bits “Dangerous Method” Interview