Keira Knightley claims she can be a “duplicitous and manipulative” person. The 27-year-old actress is aware of her more unappealing personality traits and admits she shares the same deceptive qualities as her character Anna Karenina from the film of the same name – based on Leo Tolstoy’s 19th-century tragic love story about a Russian princess who falls in love with a cavalry officer.
Referring to Anna, Keira told FLARE: “There are aspects of her that I don’t like. Then you go, ‘Am I any better?’ I am duplicitous and manipulative and all those things. Hopefully that doesn’t define me but they are parts of my personality.”
Keira is also a very stubborn person, but she believes this trait helped her avoid the paparazzi getting photographs of her drunk, explaining: “When I was very young, I was hounded by these hideous men. What they wanted was the picture of me falling out of the club. They weren’t going to get that out of me. No, I chose very, very deliberately not to, because I couldn’t bear the idea of giving in to them. It takes a stubbornness.”