Keira Knightley: Paparazzi spat at me

By admin
18 February 2015

Keira Knightley has lifted the lid on the vile treatment she received by paparazzi as a teenager.

The 29-year-old Oscar-nominated actress, who got her start at the tender age of eight, has revealed that she struggled with the downside of celebrity during the height of her Pirates of the Caribbean fame.

Addressing the audience during the TimesTalks and TIFF Q&A with The Imitation Game co-star Benedict Cumberbatch on Monday evening, the British actress admitted she was even called a “wh***” by paps hoping to get a reaction.

'It was a time when there was a lot of money for pictures of women crying or of women in some state of undress'

“Having 20 to 30 men who you don't know on a 24-hour surveillance outside your house calling you a 'wh***' every time you leave the door to try to get a reaction from you is quite a difficult thing to deal with," she revealed.

"It was a time when there was a lot of money for pictures of women crying or of women in some state of undress. You'd walk down the street and you'd have men trying to get under your skirt to take pictures up your skirt and all the time calling you a 'wh***' or all the time spitting at you or all the time trying to get a reaction from the guy you were with because it would make the price of that photograph quadruple."

Fortunately, Keira says times have changed for the better. And now that she’s happily married to musician James Righton and the couple are expecting their first child together, her experience is a much more pleasant one.

"I think there's a certain point where you get married, you get pregnant and they're like, 'Hey, she's not going out and getting drunk.’ I think there is a level that you grow out of it,” she surmised.

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