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September 6, 2005

Keira Knightley on Love, Fear and What Makes Her Jealous

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Body love/hate: "I like so many other people's bodies. I like legs ‑- I don't like my legs. I hate my legs. I like my stomach, but it's really annoying because apparently, now, you're not allowed to show your stomach, because it's considered vulgar and fashion magazines say you can't anymore. But I don't have any tits, so I can't show cleavage. Maybe I'm body dysmorphic. What am I going to show? The only part I really like is my stomach."

Exercise: "The only thing I do is sit in front of the TV and do tons of situps. It's easy for me. I'm supposed to do squats, but I don't like those. I don't like running, either. I tried yoga for the first time when I was doing Pirates, but I got quite frustrated with it because of all that breathing. It stresses me out; it doesn't relax me."

Food: "I'm a big foodie. In my family life, all good things revolve around the dinner table. My mum's cooking is great. We have big dinners, and big everything. There's nothing like a really good chip [French fry], a really crunchy, good chip. And I love pasta. I make Bolognese with tons and tons of Parmesan cheese. The other night, a friend was teaching me how to make an eggplant bake. I brought it out of the oven in this beautiful bowl ‑- and dropped it. It smashed all over the kitchen, and I burst into tears! But 10 minutes later we were laughing about it. I mean, if I were Nigella Lawson, I would have licked it off the floor very seductively as opposed to bursting into tears."

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