Archive: Keira Knightley

WATCH: Keira Knightley’s Chanel commercial has been banned in the UK!

Keira Knightley stars in a new Chanel commercial that the Advertising Standards Authority in the UK has deemed too inappropriate for television.

In the latest Coco Mademoiselle commercial, Keira strips down on a bed and shares some “intimate” moments with a photographer.

A complaint was filed after the ad ran during a broadcast of “Ice Age 2″ — not quite pandering to an audience that’s willing to shell out $105 to smell pretty. Thus, the final ASA ruling released today prohibits this particular Chanel commercial from running during children’s programming.

I agree the commercial below shouldn’t be appearing on children’s channels, but I don’t really thinks it’s worthy of “banning” across the board. Watch it below – what do you think?

Keira Knightley covers Allure magazine, opens up about body issues. “I knew I wasn’t anorexic, but…”

Keira Knightley goes topless on the cover of Allure’s December issue, and in the article she reveals that she doesn’t have any issues showing off her body, even if everyone calls her an anorexic in the process.

“I’m quite rigorous about what gets exposed. No bottom half! I don’t mind exposing my tits because they’re so small –people really aren’t that interested,” she told the magazine.

But Keira does get a lot of attention for her weight. The 27-year-old is naturally thin, and for years has endured comments about being too skinny, or having an eating disorder. Keira says that the constant criticism gets to her every now and then.

“I knew I wasn’t anorexic. But maybe my body is somehow not right. Or my face is not right. Or the way I speak is not right. When you’re going through a period where you’re really getting a lot of criticism, you go, ‘Maybe all this is right!’ You just kind of want to hide it all,” she explained.

Rumors that Knightley suffers from anorexia have plagued her for years, and it’s far from the first time she has addressed the rumors.

“Hollywood is all about the way you look, and I don’t think that’s the healthy thing for anyone. But, if you’re strong and comfortable with yourself, then you’re going to be fine,” she told People in 2006. “[The press] said to me yesterday ‘How does it feel to be called anorexic?’ and I had no idea that I was. I’m not saying there aren’t people in the film industry that suffer from it, because I am sure that there are. But I’m quite sure I don’t have it.”

For more with Keira Knightley, pick up the December issue of Allure, on sale on at newsstands Nov. 20.

I can’t wait to see Keira in Anna Karenina!

PS: Where’s Keira’s nipple on the cover? Seriously.

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Keira Knightley and Rooney Mara cover the 40th Anniversary issue of W Magazine!

27-year-old Keira Knightley is the face of the 2000s in the special 40th Anniversary issue of W Magazine. For her cover, Keira wore a Chanel jacket, and platinum blonde hair.

Talking about trends from the last decade she dislikes, she said: ‘I think skinny jeans and micro-miniskirts are very unfriendly.

‘I’ve been known to wear both, but on some days it seems like they were invented to make you feel bad about yourself.’

Despite being cast as a modern girl by the magazine, she spent months parading around in a corset for forthcoming Tolstoy adaptation Anna Karenina.

But despite starring in a string of blockbusters, Keira also revealed she prefers more offbeat fare when she munches on popcorn.

She said: ‘I have two (favourite films). The Beat that My Heart Skipped is a French film that I’ve watched again and again.

‘It’s so rough and yet still kind of beautiful. I love the juxtaposition of serenity and violence.

‘And My Life Without Me is understated and heartbreaking. The fact that the main character doesn’t tell anyone she’s very ill, it just gets me every time.’

Rooney Mara also appeared in the magazine.

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Keira Knightly: “Would I want to be a stay-at-home mother? No.”

Keira Knightley lands the October cover of Vogue magazine. Mario Testino photographed the shoot, and the pictures turned out amazing! In the interview, Keira opened up about her engagement to James Righton, and opens up rather candidly about motherhood.

Keira’s cover and interview are to promote her upcoming role in Anna Karenina.  Here’s more from the interview via Celebitchy:

On her engagement to James Righton: The questions and musings come thick and fast. It’s no longer “I,” she acknowledges, “but that big old ‘we.’ ” Where, for example, will she and Righton spend their first Christmas as a married couple? “I have no idea; it’s a massive question,” she says with semi-seriousness. “My family was just four”—Keira has an older brother, Caleb—“and very simple. Now all of a sudden it’s breaking into different parts. I cannot imagine my mother letting us go.”

Feminism, work and motherhood: And then there are the really big decisions to wrestle with, such as motherhood and work. The feminist debate reignited earlier this year by former State Department director of policy planning Anne-Marie Slaughter, who announced that she was putting the needs of her family ahead of her own career, has obviously struck a nerve with Keira. “I’m glad that the subject is coming up again,” she says. “I remember doing interviews, and people would ask, as if it was a joke, ‘So you mean you are a feminist?’ As though feminism couldn’t be discussed unless we were making fun of it. I don’t want to deny my femininity,” she continues. “But would I want to be a stay-at-home mother? No. On the other hand, you should be allowed to do that, as should men, without being sneered at.”

Taking a break from work: Looking back on her decision to take nine months off, Keira searches for the right words. “I literally had no life outside of acting, and I just wanted to go off and not be ‘on’ all the time, not be photographed, not. . . . ” She pauses, then remembers, laughing. “I once went to the Glastonbury music festival”—practically a rite of passage for every English teenager—“and was completely surrounded by packs of paparazzi the entire time, so I ended up sitting in a trailer, unable to go out.”

Playing Anna Karenina: Keira loved the challenge. “When I reread the book last summer, I went, ‘Oh!’ It’s not a romance at all. I don’t think that Tolstoy is saying this is what you should do for love; quite a lot of the time he is saying the reverse. He hates Anna at certain moments. She is both a villain and a heroine. She can be incredibly vain and manipulative. She is somebody who breaks her own moral code, and yet the shame and disgust she lives with because of that make her fascinating.”

She doesn’t need to play the heroine: “I think a lot of people want to play heroic characters, and that’s it,” she says. “But I don’t find that very compelling. It’s far more interesting to think about characters whose actions don’t always make sense. The fact is, the opposite is always alive in every decision. And if you look at your own life, and the way you’ve behaved and thought, it won’t always make sense either.”

I can’t wait to see Anna Karenina. I have a confession – don’t judge – I’ve never read the book. I know, I know, it’s bad, isn’t it. I just don’t have time in my life for heavy books…. I need light and easy-to-read or I’ll just never pick the thing back up. I’m currently reading ‘The Kitchen House’ – which I’m absolutely LOVING.

What are you reading?

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