Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Directors Defend Keira Knightley After John Carney's Slam

The Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway Opening Night Of Therese Raquin Co-Sponsored By FIJI WaterFans have already come to Keira Knightley's defense after her "Begin Again" director John Carney trashed her; now, directors from her other movies are doing it, too.

In an interview with The Independent, Carney dismissed the Oscar-nominated actress as a "supermodel" who traveled with a large entourage, and criticized her acting. "I don't want to rubbish Keira, but you know it's hard being a film actor and it requires a certain level of honesty and self-analysis that I don't think she's ready for yet and I certainly don't think she was ready for on that film."

But other directors that Knightley has worked with rallied to her side on Twitter, like Lynn Shelton from "Laggies": Mark Romanek of "Never Let Me Go" also tweeted his support, and countered Carney's claim about Knightley's entourage: Lorene Scafaria, who worked with the actress on "Seeking a Friend For the End of the World," agreed: Team Keira keeps growing.

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