Keira Knightley is one of the most talented and well-recognized actresses in Hollywood. Having established herself as a force to be reckoned with, the actress has starred in many massively successful projects, including , and. She has also been nominated for an Acadamy Award twice, once in the category of Best Actress for her 2005, as well as in the category of Best Supporting Actress for her work in .
Outside of these films, the actress is, perhaps, most well known for her work in series. Playing Elizabeth Swan in the franchise, Knightley starred alongside legendary actors like Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom. Being one of the most successful franchises of all time, it is quite interesting to find out that Knightley thought that the first film in the series, was going to be a failure.
was not a very well-known actress until her film, a 2002 comedy film. After this, the actress was working on her 2003 film, , starring A-List actors like Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, and Emma Thompson. Starring as Juliet Kane, it was during the filming of this project when Knightley was in talks with Disney to star in
Richard Curtis, the director of , revealed that Knightley thought that she was making a big mistake when she agreed to take on the Johnny Depp film. The director elaborated, stating that after filming finished for their film, he asked the actress, out of obligation and curiosity, what she was doing after this project. The actress spoke honestly, stating that she feared that she was making a mistake by being part of the Disney film and thought that it would be awful.
Keira Knightley was clearly very wrong about the film as the franchise went on to boost the actress’s fame the a completely different level, establishing her as one of the most skilled and versatile actresses in the industry. She was cast in this film after the producers of the film stated that she possessed an ‘indescribable quality reminiscent of motion picture stars from Hollywood’s heyday’.
The film was massively successful, having made $654 million worldwide, and was followed by multiple sequels, including : , and