A dramatic heroine in haute couture and in costume as Anna Karenina, Keira Knightley talks about her upcoming marriage—and playing the role of a lifetime as sh covers the October 2012 issue of Vogue Magazine.
Keira Knightley looks stunningly gorgeous in the October 2012 issue cover of Vogue Magazine as well as the spread in the magazine, which also featured her Anna Karenina co-stars Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson).
Here is what the 27-year-old Anna Karenina actress shared with the mag:
On whether she’ll spend Christmas with her family or fiance James Righton‘s family: “I have no idea; it’s a massive question. My family was just four and very simple. Now all of a sudden it’s breaking into different parts. I cannot imagine my mother letting us go.”
On starring in a West End play: “It was terrifying. I knew that I knew very little, but I didn’t realize how much I needed to pick up until four weeks before we opened. I mean technically, as in learning how to project into an 800-seat theater… I’d love to do a new play. Which is why I think Off-Broadway or in a smaller venue in London would be amazing.”
On playing the character Anna Karenina: “When I reread the book last summer, I went, ‘Oh!’ It’s not a romance at all. I don’t think that Tolstoy is saying this is what you should do for love; quite a lot of the time he is saying the reverse. He hates Anna at certain moments. She is both a villain and a heroine. She can be incredibly vain and manipulative. She is somebody who breaks her own moral code, and yet the shame and disgust she lives with because of that make her fascinating.”
FYI: Keira is wearing a Chanel Haute Couture lace-and-flower embroidered organza dress and metallic-leather gloves on the cover.