We will round up the press junket interview of Keira in New York on June 26th in this post and we will edit when more interviews are released so be sure to check back later.
Keira is featured in today’s The Sunday Times’ Culture section. We added the photoshoot in our gallery and you can find and excerpt of the interview below but be sure to pick up your own copy of The Sunday Times today to read the entire interview.
Some films are too rude to watch on planes, knee to knee with a stranger when — as Keira Knightley puts it in that semi-posh accent of hers — “a guy blows cocaine up a hooker’s arse”. Recently, she took in Matthew McConaughey’s Killer Joe way up high, in which something you’ll have to google is done with a chicken drumstick. “People watch me watch somebody [do something awful] with a chicken drumstick,” she laughs. “And I’m not sure how I feel about that.”
Once, worse, she saw a passenger turn off one of her films. “He obviously got bored,” she sighs, but won’t say which film it was. I tell her I made it halfway through Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, her middling spy thriller from earlier this year. She says she hasn’t even seen that much.
Keira made an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart earlier this week to promote the upcoming US release of “Begin Again“. We have added the HD screencaptures in our gallery and you can watch Keira’s segment below.
Keira is gracing Glamour’s (USA) July 2014 cover to promote “Begin Again” and we have added the digital scans and the photoshoot in our gallery. The magazine is on newsstands now so be sure to pick up your own copy!
On choosing a romantic comedy: “[W]ith a feel-good film you are always risking going way too cheesy….But maybe I can have a little holiday where I’m not playing a character who is being destroyed.”
On getting married: “[W]hen James proposed, I just thought, Well, never done that before. It seemed like a fun thing to do.”
On her Begin Again co-star Adam Levine: “He did play a d-ckhead very well. Actually, I admire him being so willing. To play a d-ckhead is quite a big thing when you are trying to break into film and you want to be likable.”
On her early years: “There are those who manage that time of their lives really well—doing a lot of partying and making a lot of mistakes and thinking the world is only there for you, but I was way too introverted, and there was always this sh-tload of photographers, who made it worse. When I hit 25, for some reason I didn’t care anymore—I allowed myself to chill out. Since then, everything’s been amazing.”
Keira is gracing Elle UK’s July 2014 cover. The magazine is currently on newsstands and we added the digital scans, photoshoots and behind the scenes photos and screencaptures of the behind the scenes video diary in our gallery.
On telling her future daughter to skip acting: “I’d absolutely tell her not to. I would 150 million trillion per cent be totally discouraging of [her] doing anything like that. I think you need to be, actually, because if the kid is going to do that then they have to do it on their own. And I would say teenage years should be done privately. You should be going out and getting unbelievably drunk, getting into ridiculous situations, making mistakes. That’s what that time of life is about and we should do that privately, one million trillion zillion per cent. Saying that, I don’t regret it – I wouldn’t do my life any differently, but having lived through it…There was a very long time when [interviewers] were all: ‘Well you’re a sh*t actress and you’re anorexic and people hate you’ which, for a teenager or somebody in their early 20s, is a very strange thing.”
On her secret wedding dress: “I wore it for the ceremony we had just for our friends, in a wood, because you have to have flowers on a dress in a wood.”
On first meeting Karl Lagerfeld: “I didn’t know I was meeting him, and I was so jet-lagged I didn’t know what was going on. I was in jeans and had acne – you know the kind where nothing is going to cover it – so I put a hat on. I remember somebody making a [negative] comment about it and I just thought [whispers] ‘I’m wearing a hat because I’ve got acne.’”
Coming straight from the production company themselves, the previously rumored Robert De Niro and Omar Sy have been confirmed, as well as two new names. Keira Knightley will take the female lead role of Cherry, while Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust & Bone, Bullhead) has also joined the ensemble. Lionsgate picked up the film for distribution last year, but with no word when it will shoot, hopefully this cast confirmation means we’ll see it by 2015. In the meantime, check out the official synopsis below:
Writer/director Stephen Gaghan weaves a slick and exciting web full of action, sex and intrigue with CANDY STORE. DAVIS (Robert DeNiro) is a veteran NYPD detective whose partner is kidnapped during a bust at a Brooklyn brothel run by CHIDDYBANG (Omar Sy). Meanwhile, BLACK ZEGNA, a former KGB officer turned ruthless gangster, hires CHERRY (Keira Knightley), one of the girls at the brothel, to seduce and incapacitate a major hedge fund manager. By chance, Cherry runs into SWANN, a former CIA operative who suffers from seizures related to his previous work as a spy. Swann bravely fights off the henchmen pursuing her and discovers that she is being used as a pawn in a plot to steal billions in gold. Through his efforts to protect Cherry, Swann inadvertently puts himself in Zegna’s crosshairs. After partnering up with Davis, Swann must overcome his personal demons to thwart the heist, meanwhile saving the woman he has fallen in love with from the wrath of her merciless employer.
Source: The Film Stage