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September 6, 2005

Keira Knightley on Love, Fear and What Makes Her Jealous

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Leading Men: "On-screen these days, you rarely see a big, strong man ‑- you see slender, androgynous-looking boys. I've worked with very few people whom I feel small against. The most manly thing ever is a guy who can cry, who's in touch with himself. I could never have an affair with any of my leading men, though. They always turn into brothers. I'm a classic turn-them-into-brothers kind of girl."

Fear: "Oh, God ‑- I fear everything. New characters, new parts, first days of filming and premieres always terrify the life out of me. And horses. Small things terrify me: If I go out, I never know what to say. I always feel self-conscious. I'm shit at socializing, and also dealing with crowds. I don't like to stand around and pretend I'm a lady."

Insecurity: "Look that up in the dictionary: 'For insecurity, see Keira Knightley.' Constant insecurity. I have insecurities about the way I look, the way I act, not being a good friend...like when I'm away and don't keep in touch. I'm not good with phones, and I don't have email ‑- I can't use a computer ‑- so not being in touch is completely my fault. I woke up one morning recently and realized I hadn't spoken to my best friend for a month and a half. She had split up with her previous boyfriend and already gotten another one, and I didn't know about any of it."

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