Happy 30th Birthday Keira Knightley!


On love
“I think every girl is looking for her Mr. Darcy.”

On growing up
“I’m not actually worried about turning 30. Because, honestly, my early 20s were not much fun. Then, after 25, things just got better and better. I allowed myself to chill out. Since then, everything’s been amazing.”

On her private life
“I made a conscious decision to live my life the best way I could and that meant to publicise myself as little as possible.”

On the harsh reality of the film industry
“Acting is very much a profession that is you're hot one moment and not the next - and that is totally cool. I think that's what I find most fascinating and most exciting about it - is that it can be gone in a puff of smoke.”

On self discovery
“It's an interesting thing when you discover something about yourself. To go: Wow, I'm not the person I thought I was. I'm in the middle of something and I can't actually deal with it.”

On balancing work and life
“It's impossible. You try to have any kind of relationship with your family, with a man, or with a friend, and you have to be on the phone and the Internet the entire time.”

On marriage
"When James proposed, I just thought, Well, never done that before. It seemed like a fun thing to do."

On body image
“I think I always disappoint people, because they always expect someone very pretty. Very done. There’s so much pressure to be thin, blonde and busty. I’m skinny, but even I couldn’t fit into some of the clothes there in L.A.! In a funny kind of way, I think you create it yourself. I think it’s much better to go with the flow and embrace your body, whatever shape it is, and just be happy.”

On beauty
“I think it’s the imperfections in people that make them perfect. I don’t find perfect faces very interesting.”

On her style
"I go for whatever is clean."

On fame
“It's strange when people recognise you in the street and they know you but you don't know them. It's a little weird, but nothing to complain about.”

On feminism
“I think it's great that the discussions are finally being allowed to be had about feminism, as opposed to anybody mentioning feminism and everybody going, ‘Oh, f*cking shut up.’ Somehow, it became a dirty word. I thought it was really weird for a long time, and I think it's great that we're coming out of that.”

On plastic surgery
"I look the way I look, I am not willing to cut my face up."

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