Keira Knightley graces the cover of Allure magazine's October 2007 special issue and talks to the publication about such matters, as her self-esteem and red carpets events.
Keira, featured on the mag's cover with the headline that read "The Body of a Babe, the Mouth of a Sailor," revealed that "There is a definite f** you quality to the characters I choose...A lot of times in cinema today the women are overly sentimental, so I constantly try to do the opposite. I like strident women."
Claimed to hate the red carpet events, the screen beauty furthermore stated "I absolutely hate them. I don't like the fact that people write, 'Oh, you look like crap' in print. Or 'I don't like your arms!'...I'm not Wonder Woman. I have self-esteem problems. Everybody does. You know, skinny people are allowed to feel sh*t about themselves."
"It is frightening, especially when you're 17, and you want to be the same as everyone else, you want to fit in. And if you're fitting in in a place like L.A., then it is a very particular look. I was feeling there was something very wrong with me," Keira went on saying upon recalling her first visit to Los Angeles.
And when it comes to question on the fleeting nature of fame, she said, "Oh, it will, it will. Jesus, if I know one thing about the industry, it's that it's a moment. A flash in the pan. That's what's lovely about it...But it's hard, because one moment you're the hot thing, and the next moment, you're not. And there's no rhyme or reason for it."