British film actress Keira Knightley joins Jonathan Ross in a rare and exclusive TV appearance when his multi award-winning BBC One show returns tonight.
In a candid conversation on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross, Keira talks about her career from her first screen appearance at the age of seven to her critically-acclaimed role in Atonement, opening in the UK today.
The Oscar-nominated actress reveals a self-critical streak: “I don’t like watching myself. It’s weird, I get really embarrassed, I look funny. I just don’t think it’s very good most of the time, I can’t watch without analysing it.”
Discussing Atonement she says she was attracted to the script which “made me cry” adding “I needed to do something very different, it’s very rewarding, if you feel drained you know you’ve done a good job.”
Keira also explains how the paparazzi get her down: “I don’t deal with it very well, I cry a lot. I find it very frightening, it’s very difficult to get out of your front door. There’s someone there more or less every day, about five guys, I’m shaking thinking about it.”
Discussing the Pirates Of The Caribbean movies and her admiration for co-star Johnny Depp: “People laughed at me which is understandable, no one thought it would be any good… I loved the swash-buckling, I did a lot of training for that.
“Johnny Depp is amazing. No one thought his character would work, it was totally his creation, really impressive.”
Friday Night With Jonathan Ross returns for a new season, 10.35pm, Friday 7 September 2007, BBC One