Keira Knightley on Body Image…Too thin, Anorexic?

Keira Knightley


“The anorexic stuff — all of that — it’s always going to have an impact, so I think it did hit pretty hard. Because you go, ‘Oh, maybe that’s right!’ I knew I wasn’t anorexic, but maybe my¬† body is somehow not right. Or my face is not right. Or the way I speak is not right,” she says. “When you’re going through a period where you’re really getting a lot of criticism, you go, ‘Maybe all this is right! You just kind of want to hide it all.'”

I have to say that I had questions about Knightley’s weight throughout the times she was painfully thin. It seems to happen to a lot of young actresses and singers when they become “It” girls and are courted by brands for endorsements. The thinner they get the more offers they get and then at a point it levels off. we all know the pressures that the Hollywood body standard imposes on all who enter so it’s no wonder. Then there are all the cover shoots, editorials, and red carpet events that clothes need to be selected for and it is easier to dress stars if they are sample size (a size0-2) so it all stands to reason. When they get over the “New Girl” period and they establish themselves they seem to level off. I have no doubt that a busy schedule has something to do with it as well. But either way the wizening frame of these young ladies can be alarming. I’m glad that she is not suffering from Anorexia….

I find it interesting that the insinuation of her being anorexic might have actually given her some body image issues. The knife cuts both ways doesn’t it?

Here is what Knightley says about nudity in film and print:

“I’m quite rigorous about what gets exposed,” the British beauty says of appearing nude on film. “No bottom half! I don’t mind exposing my t-ts because they’re so small — people really aren’t that interested.”
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