Keira Knightley has a long interview with the Huffington Post about her new movie ‘Anna Karenina’, which releases in theaters later this month.
In the interview, she talks about how much she hated the titular character of Anna, saying, “With “Pride and Prejudice,” Elizabeth Bennet is somebody who you love and you’re meant to love. It’s sort of the same with Cecilia Tallis in “Atonement”: As much as she’s a bitch at the beginning and she’s quite icy, you don’t not love her for it. Then you get to Anna and Anna — there’s a real question mark about what you’re meant to feel about Anna. What is her function within the story?"
She adds, "It took a lot of discussion. Some days Joe would say, “God, I hate her.” Some days, I’d say, “God, I hate her.”
She also talks about ‘Love Actually’ and ‘Bend it Like Beckham’ becoming Christmas classics, saying, “It’s amazing that it turned that kind of Christmas movie, isn’t it? I don’t think anyone realized it was going to do that. It’s nice. That one and “Bend It Like Beckham” have a life beyond release. It’s an extraordinary thing when people come up and go, “Oh, you know, that’s the thing I watch every Christmas.” It’s a lovely thing. That’s why you make them.”