Keira Knightley covers Allure magazine, opens up about body issues. “I knew I wasn’t anorexic, but…”
“I knew I wasn’t anorexic. But maybe my body is somehow not right. Or my face is not right. Or the way I speak is not right. When you’re going through a period where you’re really getting a lot of criticism, you go, ‘Maybe all this is right!’ You just kind of want to hide it all,” she explained.
Rumors that Knightley suffers from anorexia have plagued her for years, and it’s far from the first time she has addressed the rumors.
“Hollywood is all about the way you look, and I don’t think that’s the healthy thing for anyone. But, if you’re strong and comfortable with yourself, then you’re going to be fine,” she told People in 2006. “[The press] said to me yesterday ‘How does it feel to be called anorexic?’ and I had no idea that I was. I’m not saying there aren’t people in the film industry that suffer from it, because I am sure that there are. But I’m quite sure I don’t have it.”