Keira: I must be the boss in my films

Daily Record - - NEWS - BY LAURA HARDING

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 roles in films such as Pi­rates Of The Car­ib­bean, Atone­ment and Pride And Prej­u­dice, said she wants to be the “boss” when por­tray­ing a char­ac­ter, even for a smaller salary.

Speak­ing at a screen talk at the BFI Lon­don Film Fes­ti­val, Knight­ley said: “As soon as I could start choos­ing my own roles, as op­posed to get­ting what I went up for and was lucky enough to get from au­di­tions, I was led to­wards pow­er­ful crea­tures, women I wanted to be or ex­plore, even in their frailty.”

The star, 33, also said we live in a male dom­i­nated so­ci­ety.

ON A ROLE Knight­ley

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