The 'Begin Again' actress discusses how motherhood changes her for the better three months after giving birth to her first child.
"The love thing is astonishing. It's a very primal, primal love. That's quite extraordinary. And the ability to have no sleep and continue going. It's not pleasant - I never thought that I could actually do it for the amount of time that I've done it," she said.
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"Also, I have to say, as a woman, you hate certain parts of your body. You go through those periods where you look in the mirror and you think, Oh, if only I had different legs or arms or whatever. You go through pregnancy and labor and then feeding the kid and you go, Wow, my body is totally amazing, and I'm never going to not like it again, because it did this, and this is f**king extraordinary."
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"My twenties were pretty crap," Knightley says. "My career was absolutely amazing; in fact, I don't think my career will ever get better than it was in my late teens, early twenties," she says. "But as a person, you're changing so much and you're trying to figure stuff out. Some people go wild and have a great time and throw caution to the wind, and I was the complete opposite. “ #KeiraKnightley wears @loewe jackete and @degrisogono_official earrings | Photography by @paolakudacki. Styled by @samiranasr. #ELLEat30