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Knightley: Finding fame not easy

Salisbury Journal: Keira Knightley admits finding fame so young was tough Keira Knightley admits finding fame so young was tough

Keira Knightley has admitted she struggled with fame as a teenager, but is proud to have kept her cool.

The Pirates Of The Caribbean star began acting as a child, before entering the spotlight in popular British film Bend It Like Beckham as a teenager. But unlike so many child stars she has not gone off the rails.

Keira said: "Being a very introverted 18-year-old girl meant it was a very different experience. It wasn't like having years of going, 'Why isn't anybody taking notice, why don't they realise?' It was more a sort of, 'Oh f***, that's just happened, and how do I deal with that? I can't go outside any more!'."

She added: "Luckily, it was so long ago, I don't remember. But I'm still alive, I'm still here and I'm not a drug addict, so I must have been all right!"

In her new film Begin Again she plays a singer-songwriter who is struggling to get her big break. Maroon 5 star Adam Levine makes his acting debut as her obnoxious ex, and Keira felt the rocker was perfect for the role.

She said: "We all felt it was really important for the role of Dave to be played by somebody who was actually a musician, because they have this confidence that you absolutely can't fake. Actors have been through way too much rejection to pull that one off."

Begin Again is in cinemas now.

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10:28am Sun 13 Jul 14

Martin999 says...

These celebrities just love talking about themselves don't they?
These celebrities just love talking about themselves don't they? Martin999
  • Score: 3

4:55pm Sun 13 Jul 14

teifion says...

Here we gho again, I am cursed with wiv my beauty and my milions - don't like it?
GET A REAL JOB IN THE REAL WORLD Love
Here we gho again, I am cursed with wiv my beauty and my milions - don't like it? GET A REAL JOB IN THE REAL WORLD Love teifion
  • Score: 1

11:15pm Sun 13 Jul 14

tucker81 says...

Grow some boobs too
Grow some boobs too tucker81
  • Score: -5

7:37am Mon 14 Jul 14

Martin999 says...

I listened to her being interviewed by the lovely Wynn Evans on Classic FM on Sunday. She came across as very natural and charming.
I listened to her being interviewed by the lovely Wynn Evans on Classic FM on Sunday. She came across as very natural and charming. Martin999
  • Score: 3
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