and i thought i saw you out there crying, and i thought i heard you call my name…
Keira Knightley or
That’s what I love about music. Even the most banal scenes are suddenly invested with so much meaning, you know? All these banalities, they suddenly turn into these beautiful effervescent pearls. - Begin Again (2014)
One of the hardest roles to cast was that of Sabé, the handmaiden that fills in for the Queen when she is in hiding. Originally we were going to us a stand-in, but that was before we found a girl by the name of Keira Knightley. She was only fourteen at the time of principal photography, two years younger than Natalie Portman, but nevertheless the resemblance is striking. I wouldn’t be surprised if she fools quite a few of the fans.
Keira Knightley by Eric Ray Davidson
Keira Knightley attends 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006)
What do fans say when they recognize you on the street? (x)
Keira is a phenomenal actress. She really wanted this part and I think she can relate to a lot of the qualities — about being an intelligent woman who is not always appreciated for it.
— Morten Tyldum, director of “The Imitation Game”, about Keira (x)
Keira Knightley by Daniel Bergeron for Indiewire
Keira Knightley at the Toronto International Film Festival by Variety