Keira Knightley: “Teen Years” Are For “Getting Unbelievably Drunk”

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(Elle UK)

By Michael Lewittes

(Elle UK)

Keira Knightley reveals in the July issue of Elle UK why she would never want her daughter to become an actress.

“I’d absolutely tell her not to,” the British actress tells the magazine. “I would 150 million trillion percent be totally discouraging.”

“Teenage years should be done privately. You should be going out and getting unbelievably drunk, getting into ridiculous situations, making mistakes,” she explains. “That’s what that time of life is about and we should do that privately.” “Saying that, I don’t regret it,” Knightley says of her decision to become an actress.

Knightly adds, “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 is a very strange thing.”

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