Pirates of the Caribbean star Keira Knightley decided back in 2007 to take a small hiatus from the movie industry, in a bid to avoid the paparazzi. Keira claims that things were becoming so nasty with the paparazzi that she decided to go on a nine month trip around Europe.
During an interview with Allure Magazine, Knightly explained, “There was a time when the price of photographs were going up for (famous) women in any state of undress or mental turmoil or anything.”
She added, “The men who get paid for taking these pictures were getting incredibly hostile - nearly violent - and we're talking about packs of about 20 of them, shouting at me, spitting at me, trying to pick fights with every guy you're out with, in order to produce a picture and get a lot of money.”
Keira continued, “And it was getting particularly nasty. The price of everybody's head was going up. Some people went the legal route. And I ran... I'd hit a wall and needed to step back in order to learn the things I needed to learn.”
Keira Knightley recently opened up about her weight and her figure claiming that she felt there was too much pressure on young women to look a certain way, rather than just feeling good about the way they look.