Thursday, July 30, 2009
Some people may not know this about Keira Knightley, but her first role in a film was as Sabé in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace.
Many Star Wars fans will know this answer, and it's the decoy queen that looked so much like the real queen played by Natalie Portman.
While Knightley didn't get a lot of exposure for that role it wasn't going to take long for her, as her breakout film role in 'Bend It Like Beckham' was just around the corner, and Pirates of the Caribbean followed not long after that, and now nothing is stopping the British acting superstar.
One negative aspect of Knightley's relationship with the press is the continuous implication that because she's skinny she's anorexic; which she has denied, but when she was attempted to be connected to the death of a young teenage girl from anorexia, she fought back and won a settlement from the Daily Mail which reported that. From then it's not covered in the way it used to be.
Knightley actually prefers a private life, and while loving acting, really doesn't like the fame connected it to. She has state that if and when she has children, she has no desire to expose her child to the industry.
Calling herself a workaholic, Knightley has said she would like to take some time off so she doesn't start to hate acting, but that doesn't seem to be any time soon on the horizon, as five projects are set to be released in 2010, and that doesn't hint at slowing down any time soon.
For Keira Knightley fans this will be great, but for Keira Knightley, it remains to be seen if she has the discipline to slow down and take a breather to enjoy her life.