Get into the holidays with Keira Knightley. The actress covers the holiday issue of Flare magazine.
.Knightley’s interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Flare below. Read on to discover what she had to say about Kurt Cobain, growing up right before the public and her film Anna Karenina
On being obsessed with Kurt Cobain when she was young:
“When I was about 9 or 10 I dressed like Kurt Cobain. My older brother and his friends were obsessed with him. I had this amazing cardigan, it was from Gap. It was really faded but was striped and was so Cobain, and my mom bought it for me because I was like, I am Kurt Cobain, I need to be in it. I wore it every day and cried when it died a death and that’s the only piece of clothing I’ve ever gone—weirdly, even though I was trying to be Kurt Cobain—this feels entirely like me.”
On the meaning behind her film, Anna Karenina:
“Tom Stoppard [who wrote the screenplay] said at the beginning [that] this is a thesis on love, and I said ‘Ummm. Er. Okay.’ And I think he’s quite right. Not just the sparkly bit that we’re sold, the fun, the hopefully great sex, but it’s also looking at the loneliness, the pain, the jealous madness that is all a part of that.”
On growing under the public eye:
“When I was very young, I was hounded by these hideous men. What they wanted was the picture of me falling out of the club. They weren’t going to get that out of me. No, I chose very, very deliberately not to, because I couldn’t bear the idea of giving in to them. It takes a stubbornness.”