Interview Magazine has Keira Knightley's several images from the photoshoot for her magazine cover and interview/article, which you can read Keira Knightley's full INTERVIEW here!
Here's an excerpt of Keira's INTERVIEW (where she talks about her upcoming Anna Karenina film. She also talked about her two other films A Dangerous Method and Seeking A Friend for the End of the World )...
Also, scroll down to see several new images of KK from the magazine below...
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY INTERVIEW
by David Cronenberg
by David Cronenberg
[Photography: Marcus Piggott, Mert Alas | Interview Magazine]
Discreetly, quietly, and with the sort of delicate earnestness that she does most things, Keira Knightley has emerged as one of her generation's preeminent period actresses. This, however, is less a comment on Knightley's predilection for peddling in corsets in films such as Joe Wright's Pride & Prejudice (2005) and Atonement (2007), for which she has earned both Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, and more one on her faithful, almost throwback, workaday sense of what her job is and how to go about it. Knightley's film career nominally began a very long time ago in a galaxy far, far away—her first role in a major movie was a part as a handmaiden drafted into serving as an expendable double for Natalie Portman's Queen Amidala in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999).CRONENBERG: I'm in my office in my house in Toronto. So you're finished shooting Anna Karenina, have you not?
David Cronenberg, who directed Knightley in A Dangerous Method, recently caught up with the 27-year-old actress at home in London where she was enjoying some downtime after wrapping Anna Karenina in December.
KNIGHTLEY: We finished just before Christmas.
CRONENBERG: Another Russian girl.
KNIGHTLEY: I know! I'm not quite sure what that's about. I seem to be having a Russian moment. I've never even been to Russia.
CRONENBERG: Me neither. You didn't do a Russian accent for Anna Karenina, did you?
KNIGHTLEY: No, I didn't, even though you told me that I should. I think you'll remember at one point in Venice you said, "Go back to Joe [Wright] and have a thick Russian accent."
CRONENBERG: So was this version of Anna Karenina done in a big epic way?
KNIGHTLEY: It is sort of done in an epic way, but it was pretty much all done on one set, so it's also a very stylized, deeply theatrical kind of piece. It was the opposite of A Dangerous Method in some ways, I think, with a million different shots and, you know, there's just a completely different vibe. Sabina and Anna are not similar, but there is this similar idea of the mind turning against the person, which seems to be a theme in what I'm doing at the moment. But the actual way of making Anna Karenina was completely different from how we made A Dangerous Method.
CRONENBERG: Did you look at any of the other adaptations of Anna Karenina that have been done?
KNIGHTLEY: I saw a couple of versions ages ago. I've seen the one that was on TV in England with Helen McCrory playing Anna, and she's wonderful. I also saw the Greta Garbo version, but years and years ago. I didn't want to see it again just before I played the part because I thought if I did something similar that I would want it to be an accident, not because I've nicked it. But it's a very strange book, that one . . . I don't quite understand what Tolstoy's actual personal view of Anna is—whether he likes her or hates her, whether she's the heroine or the antiheroine. There are moments where he seems to despise her, and it's actually a book about a woman who is in some ways despicable, so playing it without trying to make it too nice or without trying to simplify it is actually kind of tricky. I think if it just turns into a romance that it's not as interesting as the actual story.
[source: Photography: Marcus Piggott, Mert Alas | Interview Magazine]
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