As Keira is now taking some well-deserved time off, I’ve finally had the chance to upload over 100 high-quality film stills that have been sat on my computer for the past few months, including stills from “London Boulevard”, “Never Let Me Go”, “Begin Again” and “Anna Karenina”.
The beautiful cover imagery of Keira Knightley in repose might be the thing that entices you to pick up the latest issue of Violet, but the interview inside with the actress is what truly makes it a must-have. In conversation with Amanda de Cadenet, Knightley opens up about what it means to be a woman in the film industry, providing thoughtful insight into the problems many actresses—and women on the whole—face in today’s world.
“Where are the female stories? Where are they? Where are the directors, where are the writers? It’s imbalanced, so given that we are half the cinema-going public, we are half the people [who] watch drama or watch anything else, where is that? So yes, I think the pay is a huge thing, but I’m actually more concerned over the lack of our voices being heard,” Knightley states in the mag. “I don’t know what happened through the ’80s,’90s, and ’00s that took feminism off the table, that made it something that women weren’t supposed to identify with and were supposed to be ashamed of. Feminism is about the fight for equality between the sexes, with equal respect, equal pay, and equal opportunity. At the moment we are still a long way off that.”
Knightley also elaborates on her decisions to play empowered women, and says of her role as mathematician Joan Clarke in The Imitation Game: “I think it is interesting that for women in film the problems they face are generally put into the sphere of home and family and not into the workplace. Joan’s real struggles were to get her rightful ‘place at the table,’ and then once she was there, equal pay, which she never came close to.”
Elsewhere in the magazine, female-positive stories are plentiful. Director-screenwriter Nicole Holofcener and Sarah Sophie Flicker discuss female friendships, while photographer Karolin Klüppel traveled to Mawlynnong, India, a village that operates under the principles of a matrilineal society, to photograph young women. Dreamy editorials abound in the back of the book, including those styled by Violet founder Leith Clark and Valentine Fillol-Cordier.
On behalf of the site and the fans, I would like to wish Keira Knightley a very happy 30th birthday today. I hope she has a fantastic day with her loved ones, and we all look forward to seeing her projects in the upcoming year.
The gallery has just been updated with 673 of Keira Knightley as Joan Clarke from her Oscar-nominated role in “The Imitation Game”.
The gallery has been updated with 236 high-quality images of Keira Knightley from the 87th Annual Academy Awards, as well as the Vanity Fair Oscar Party that took place after the ceremony. It was unfortunate that Keira did not win the Best Supporting Actress award (Congratulations to Patricia Arquette for her work in “Boyhood”) but she still looked absolutely beautiful on the red carpet.
Keira Knightley has arrived at the Academy Awards and looks beautiful on the red carpet in a unique Valentino dress. We wish her the very best of luck for the awards ceremony this evening, and make sure to visit us tomorrow for what will be a huge image update.
As it is now available to buy on DVD and Blu-Ray in the US, I have just updated the gallery with 1,306 Blu-Ray quality screen captures of Keira Knightley from her 2014 comedy “Laggies” (known as “Say When” in the UK).
Yesterday, Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch took part in a discussion with Times Talks and TIFF to discuss their Oscar-nominated film “The Imitation Game”. High-quality images from the event are now up in the gallery.