On May 20th, Johnny Depp and his band of thieves, thugs, and lovable monkey character are docking in theaters once again. “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” the fourth installment of the ‘Pirates’ franchise, will be missing original cast member, Keira Knightley.
Knightley tells Interview Magazine, “I said when we were shooting the third that it was an extraordinary experience, but I started it when I was 17, and the last one came out when I was 22. It was a significant chunk of my life spent doing it, and it was amazing, and the people were amazing. I felt privileged to be a part of it, but I knew that three would be it. The thing I love about acting is getting to change and look at different people in different lives and do different projects.”
The actress has been busy in a slew of other projects ranging from the play “The Children’s Hour” in London, the film “A Dangerous Method” with Viggo Mortenson; and is playing opposite Steve Carrell in a dark comedy “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.”
Recently, Knightley has been out promoting her new movie “Last Night” whom she stars alongside Sam Worthington. The story surrounds a newly married couple, who struggle with their temptations with a co-worker and ex-lover.
When asked about her interest in the role she replied, “I thought it was incredibly truthful. I loved that it demands a dialogue with the audience. I’d also never been asked to do anything that was sort of naturalistic and modern, so I wanted to try that.”
Having your choice in roles in every actor and actress’ dream. When asked how she chooses the roles she plays, Knightley says, “It’s literally what interests me. If I can find something interesting in it, hopefully people watching me will, as well.”