British actress Keira Knightley has played some interesting roles in some impressive movies over the years, but it is fair to say that she has been in more than her fair share of period dramas. Keira has now spoken about typecasting, admitting that she felt she was doing something wrong at the time.
Knightley spoke to the TV Times, telling them, "I've been asking myself about that an awful lot and I think when I was younger I felt really bad about it and felt I was doing something wrong in doing so many period films. And then, all of a sudden, I went, 'OK, this is obviously what I'm drawn to'."
She added, "I love history, reading historical novels and watching period pieces as well as performing in them. I think it's something to do with fantasy, which is what I love. You change with your experiences. It would be sad if you didn't. My fame isn't as big as Brad Pitt's, thankfully."
Keira Knightley can next be seen on the big screen, starring alongside Chris Pine, Kevin Costner and Kenneth Branagh, in the movie Jack Ryan, which is also directed by Kenneth Branagh and opens on December 25 in the US and December 26 in the UK.