Keira Knightley recalls sweet but scary encounter with fan


Keira Knightley attends a New York City screening of “The Aftermath” at the Whitby Hotel on March 13, 2019 in New York City. File / AFP

The actor starred in the hugely popular 2003 romantic comedy alongside Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman. Speaking to Yahoo Entertainment to promote her new movie “Silent Night”, Knightley recalled an occasion when she was stuck in traffic and a “Love Actually” fan in the car next to hers played a movie scene.

“You know, I actually got stuck in traffic once (in London) and someone in the car next to me did all the signage,” she said. “It was pretty scary, but it was also quite… It was a bit awkward to be stuck in traffic nearby, but it was also quite pleasant. There was nothing (scary). The 36-year-old driver admitted that it would have been “much better if I could have driven right away, but I couldn’t”.

The scene from the movie the fan referred to involves Knightley’s character Juliet marrying Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor) while his best friend Mark (Andrew Lincoln) is secretly in love with her. In a scene near the end of the film, Mark confesses his love to Juliet standing outside her door with a stack of cue cards. Knightley’s new Christmas film “Silent Night” is a horror drama set in the English countryside. “Silent Night” also stars Lucy Punch and Matthew Goode. Keira is an English actress.

She has appeared in independent films and big budget blockbusters, and is particularly known for her roles in period dramas. His accolades include two Empire Awards and nominations for two Oscars, three British Academy Film Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Laurence Olivier Award. Knightley was named OBE for the 2018 Birthday Honors for service to theater and charity. Born in London to actors Will Knightley and Sharman Macdonald, Knightley got an agent at the age of six and first worked in commercials and TV movies.

She appeared as Sabé, the maid of Padmé Amidala, in the sci-fi blockbuster “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” (1999). Knightley was instrumental in the role of a tomboy footballer in the sports film “Bend It Like Beckham” (2001). She achieved worldwide fame with her portrayal of Elizabeth Swann in the swashbuckling fantasy series “Pirates of the Caribbean”. In the same year, she appeared in the Christmas romantic comedy “Love Actually” (2003) and was called a promising teenage star.

For her portrayal of Elizabeth Bennet in the period romance Pride & Prejudice (2005), Knightley was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress. At 20, she became the third youngest nominee for Best Actress at the time. Knightley starred in a series of other period plays, portraying a complex love interest in Atonement (2007), taste designer Georgiana Cavendish in The Duchess (2008) and the titular socialite in “Anna Karenina” (2012). She then made a foray into contemporary drama, appearing as an aspiring musician in “Begin Again” (2013) and a medical student in “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” (2014).

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