Keira likes ‘boss’ roles even if it means less cash

Belfast Telegraph - - NEWS - BY LAURA HARDING

Com­ments: Keira Knight­ley KEIRA Knight­ley has said she turned down well-paid roles be­cause she was not in­ter­ested in play­ing “the wife and girl­friend”.

The ac­tress, known for lead­ing roles in films in­clud­ing Pi­rates Of The Car­ib­bean, Atone­ment and Pride And Prej­u­dice, said she wants to be the “boss” when por­tray­ing a char­ac­ter, even if it means a smaller salary.

Speak­ing at a screen talk at the BFI Lon­don Film Fes­ti­val, Knight­ley said: “We re­ally have to... ex­plore women (and) all of their com­pli­cated whole, not just in a part. When I’m look­ing for roles that is what I want to see... I don’t iden­tify with just the sup­port­ive wife or just the sup­port­ive mother, I want to see the whole pic­ture.”

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