I like the dramatic tool that is fantasy and I put period films within the category of fantasy as I would put sci-fi within that same category. I think as a dramatic tool, you leave yourself behind. Your imagination is instantly needed because it’s a world that you don’t recognize with a world you don’t know. And I think that means you have a very different emotional reaction to the characters. I think it’s no better or worse for contemporary pieces. I think in contemporary pieces, it’s about voyeurism. You bring your own experiences to life because you recognize the world. I don’t think you do that as much with the whole fantasy genre. I find that very interesting. 

Keira Knightley on the set of Pride & Prejudice (2005)

Keira Knightley photographed by Emily Hope for Rika Magazine #8

I don’t think success can be judged by anyone else’s standards than your own.

Keira Knightley for Marie Claire (March 2013)

“Eagerly, if you’ll still have me.”

I love you. Most ardently. 

…to her he was only the man who made himself agreeable nowhere, and who had not thought her handsome enough to dance with.

“A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony, in a moment.”

Keira Knightley: Knightley Magic - Vanity Fair by Mario Testino, April 2004

Keira Knightley | Anna Karenina premiere in Los Angeles (Nov 14, 2012)

So, my sister and Robbie were never able to have the time together they both so longed for… and deserved. Which ever since I’ve… ever since I’ve always felt I prevented. But what sense of hope or satisfaction could a reader derive from an ending like that? So in the book, I wanted to give Robbie and Cecilia what they lost out on in life. I’d like to think this isn’t weakness or… evasion… but a final act of kindness. I gave them their happiness