The 'Love Actually' actor made an appearance on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' on May 15 to promote her upcoming movie, 'Boston Strangler.'
Keira Knightley is regarded as one of the greatest actresses of her time, but her 7-year-old daughter is less than impressed. According to ET, the "Love Actually" actor made an appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on May 15 to promote her upcoming movie, "Boston Strangler."
Speaking to host Jimmy Fallon, the actor revealed that despite the public recognition for her films, her two daughters, Edie, 7, and Delilah, 3—whom she shares with husband James Righton—always keep her grounded. "I tried to show (Edie) 'The Pirates of the Caribbean,' and she watched for 10 minutes. She was far too terrified," the actor shared.
"She said, 'I don't—I don’t want to see you doing that.' But you know what she also said? 'No, I don't like you in that. You're too pretty,'" Knightley continued, quoting her daughter. "I was like, 'Oh.' But she said, 'But don't worry, you're not anymore." Wow! Children can be pretty brutal.
Defeated, Knightley tried to show her kids some of her past work in an attempt to change their minds about her acting skills. However, her appearance as an evil Sugar Plum Fairy in the 2018 movie "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" also failed to impress her daughters who had a lot of opinions about her performance.
Boston Strangler is "a compelling true-crime throwback."#BostonStrangler, based on a true story, streams tomorrow on @Hulu. pic.twitter.com/aL0O1GywnY— 20th Century Studios (@20thcentury) March 16, 2023
"I did a version of 'The Nutcracker' a few years ago where I played, like, a psychotic pink cake," she explained. "And so they watched that but didn't like it at all. Edie was like, 'A: You should be dressed in rainbows. And she was asking, 'Why are you so angry?' And I was like, 'I don't know.'"
After establishing that Edie has zero interest in acting in the future, Knightley reacted to watching her acting debut at just six years old. She appeared in the 1993 UK film "A Royal Celebration," about a London street party commemorating the 1981 wedding between Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. Knightley also spoke about "Bend It Like Beckham," which was released in theaters 20 years ago. Although it is nice to relive her old movies, she shared that she was unsure if the 2002 flick would be recognized in Hollywood.
Keira Knightley joins us in Studio 6B to talk @hulu’s #BostonStrangler! #FallonTonight pic.twitter.com/l3fCvRPCYW— The Tonight Show (@FallonTonight) March 16, 2023
"No. I mean, I remember telling people that I was doing it and saying, 'It's called Bend It Like Beckham,' and them going, 'Oh, that's embarrassing.' And they were all like, 'Don't worry. Nobody will see it. It's fine,'" she said. "It was the idea of it, because, you know, women's soccer was not as big back then. And so, the idea of the whole thing was sort of ridiculous. And it's amazing because it's still the film; even today, if somebody comes up and talks to me about my work, it's that one. It's so loved. It's amazing."
At the premiere of her new Hulu original film, "Boston Stranger," Knightely told spoke about working in the first "Pirates of the Caribbean" film when she was only 17. "It sort of launched me out of a rocket, really, as far as my career went," she shared. "That year was 'Bend It Like Beckham,' 'Love Actually' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean.'"