Keira Knightley talks friendship,and life after 25 in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK.
Knightley’s new movie, Anna Karenina, doesn’t hit theaters until November, but it’s never to early to promote a flick. The 27-year-old also dishes on her movie co-stars Aaron Johnson and Jude Law.
On her Anna Karenina co-star Jude Law’s unfortunate hair and makeup experience:
“No wonder he kept that hat on… [the make-up and wig] were the worst. Poor f**ker. I’d get to the end of the day, take my make-up and wig off, and I’d look s**t. He’d take the make-up and wig off and look f**king brilliant. And everyone would say, ‘Oh yeah! Good-looking man underneath!’”
On working with co-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 the importance of having her girl friends:
“Women get a really bad rep but they’re f**king 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**king thing in the world. As much as we can be b**chy 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 enjoying life now more than before she turned 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.”