Keira Knightley as an upcoming Vogue cover interview, where she talks about fronting the new ‘Anna Karenina’ movie as well as shooting Chanel campaigns.
In the interview, she talks about working with Chanel and Lagerfield, saying, “"I was once in his Paris studio and it is, as you'd imagine, beautiful and I'm there getting changed into this amazing dress. He was there in the room too, so I have to go behind this big curtain thing - but the space is actually really small, so I spent a good amount of time trying hard not to flash at him. No one wants to expose themselves to Karl Lagerfeld. He really is such a nice man though, when you're shooting with him, he just sits there holding your hand. Working on a Chanel campaign is so different to working on a huge film; with Chanel I'm told to pout all I want!"
She also talks about her character Anna, in Anna Karenina, saying, "She's a really hard one," she told us. "All the characters that I've played have, on the whole, been quite likeable. Everyone wants to be like Elizabeth Bennett and even with Cecilia Talis, she was quite cold - but that was only because she was so pent-up. Anna is a little more intense, she's needy and manipulative. It makes you really dislike her sometimes, but then you look at her and think: 'Fuck, have I ever behaved like that?' And, most of us have, let's face it. She's so consumed by lust, she doesn't see what's in front of her. I mean, most of us have been there haven't we? She's a bit like Cathy from Wuthering Heights - both characters aren't girls you'd particularly want to go for a drink with, but you can sort of understand why they're acting the way they are. As an actor, it's my job to try and work out why people do the things they do."
Knightley’s Vogue cover and interview will be on the magazine’s October issue.