Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Keira Knightley would "150 million%" discourage daughter from acting

rexfeatures-3716520ab.jpg
rexfeatures-2119598d.jpg

Actress Keira Knightley has said that she would strongly discourage her daughter from going into acting, despite having started at a young age herself.

In an interview with Elle magazine, the 29-year-old actress said "I would 150 million trillion percent be totally discouraging of [my daughter] doing anything like that. I think you need to be, actually, because if the kid is going to do that then they have to do it on their own."

The Bend It Like Beckham star (second picture above) began acting at six years old, starring in commercials and small TV roles.

Then, during the early 90s, as a teenager, she made her first appearance on The Bill and was also cast as Natalie Portman's double in Star Wars.

With Aaron Johnson in Anna Karenina

"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 — 1 million trillion zillion percent."

With James McAvoy in Atonement

Despite advocating that teenagers should be allowed to be teenagers, she did reveal that she doesn't regret her own career, which has included starring in Love Actually, Pirates of the Caribbean, Atonement and Anna Karenina to name a few.

In Love Actually

"Saying that, 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 shit actress and you're anorexic and people hate you,' which — for a teenager or somebody in their early 20s — is a very strange thing."

In the interview, Knightley also discussed the lack of women in films:

"There is an under-representation of our stories, just as there is an under-representation of us in politics and in business and everywhere. That's what feminism is [to me] right now — the recognition that we are still not equal."

"I absolutely love guys. I love hanging out around them — well, not all of them, some of them are d*ckheads — but you know, the ones that I love, I love."

"But you have to recognise that the playing field isn't even yet, and it does have to be even. And you can still like clothes."

Related

hero1.jpg

Unconventional celebrity bridal dresses from Poppy Delevingne to Keira Knightley

use.jpg

Keira's career-defining new role

rexfeatures_1477615d.jpg

Keira Knightley's sex scene rule

Comments

More

MP brings House of Commons to tears telling of childhood rape

“Rapes happen because of the rapist, not because of the victim.”

by Amy Swales
09 Dec 2016

Craig Revel Horwood apologises for controversial rape comments

The BBC has been urged to sack the Strictly judge

by Kayleigh Dray
09 Dec 2016

Adele has been crowned 2016’s biggest Youtube star

Sorry vloggers.

by Amy Lewis
09 Dec 2016

The best A-list Instagrams from the week so far

Emily Ratajkowski steps in for Santa while Taylor Swift's cat shares the spotlight

by Nicola Colyer
09 Dec 2016

Kate Moss takes centre stage as Elvis Presley in new tribute

"Anything for Elvis"

by Amy Lewis
09 Dec 2016

Isla Fisher praises Donald Trump as an inspiration to “orange people”

The actress also mocked Melania Trump for plagiarising Michelle Obama’s speech.

by Moya Crockett
08 Dec 2016

Keira Knightley on daughter’s four-letter reaction to Trump victory

19-month-old Edie sums up our feelings perfectly.

by Amy Lewis
08 Dec 2016

Danish aid worker tops list of world’s most inspiring people

Anja Ringgren Lovén is saving the lives of abandoned children in Nigeria

by Sarah Biddlecombe
08 Dec 2016

Rihanna: “We don’t need to be putting black women against each other”

Ri-Ri responds perfectly to rumours that she’s been feuding with Beyoncé.

by Moya Crockett
08 Dec 2016

Lauren Graham – aka Lorelai Gilmore – on finding love with her co-star

The Gilmore Girls actor admits it was their love of reading that brought them together

by Kayleigh Dray
08 Dec 2016