Keira Knightley admits that people see the actual Keira Knightley in Dark Roles of her movies and she loved doing such roles. She has always believed that she loves to challenge herself and doing darker movies gives her satisfaction. In the past too, Knightley has done movies like A Dangerous Method’ and ‘Anna Karenina’ which she believes were challenging movies for her.
Talking on the same matter, Keira said ‘I try to do pieces that are as challenging to me as possible. Now one day that could be a romantic comedy or the Hollywood thriller that I’m currently doing (‘Jack Ryan’), but lately they have taken a much more European, kind of a darker tilt.’ She further added ‘But it’s been more about what I wanted to explore, the worlds I wanted to explore.’
When asked about her always running away from Critics, she answered, ‘In watching yourself, it’s very difficult to remove vanity – you think, ‘God, I look disgusting’. At the end of the day, you can’t listen to everyone’s opinion or else you’d be very, very confused.’ She clarified that she has a small circle of people who she trusts and she doesn’t really want to engage with critics.
Knightley’s upcoming Jack Ryan is an action thriller, a dark movie like she says, directed by Kenneth Branagh. It will be out in theatres by the end of 2013.