Keira Knightley might forgive husband James Righton if he forgets their wedding anniversary Sunday. It seems the English bombshell herself had other things on her mind when she was asked about the upcoming event on the red carpet over the weekend.
Knightley responded with a casual, “Oh yeah, is it?!” when congratulated by a reporter. Asked about her first year of marriage, Keira told E! News,”Well, we’re still together, so it must have been alright.” Knightley and Righton were married in a quiet ceremony in the South of France on May 4, 2013. Keira famously balked the trend of a tailored new Vera Wang wedding gown by sporting a well-worn strapless dress she coined her “something old.”
Knightley’s husband, who may or may not be buying her flowers Sunday, is a musician in the UK band the Klaxons.
Although coy about her musical abilities, Keira was tapped by director John Carney to play a musician in the new film Begin Again which closed the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. She stars alongside Maroon 5 front man and Voice judge Adam Levine, a film acting novice. Levine perhaps felt out of place in his new role as screen actor, as Knightley felt uneasy in her role as singer. About her musical credentials Knightley said, “I sing in the shower… I’m not a singer.”
Levine approached the challenge by pretending it was old hat. He told People at Tribeca, “I kept thinking, ‘I’m an actor. For this next two weeks, I am an actor.’ I crossed my fingers and hoped it turned out fine.”
Keira heaped praise on Levine, calling him a “natural actor.” Of Levine’s performance in the role of a charismatic music star, Knightley said, “Adam is the classic frontman… [h]e is a ball of energy. You just kind of switch him on and he just goes, and he just bounces off the wall for hours.”
Knightley knows a little bit about being a “natural actor.” The 29-year-old has been acting her entire life. She was a commercial and television actress as a child and got her first agent at the age of six. Her first film role came at the age of 10. At the time of her career breakthrough in Bend It Like Beckham in 2002, she was still a teenager.
James and Keira share a home in London, and when they are not planning anniversary celebrations, they are working on their respective creative projects. The Klaxons have a new album due out in June and Knightley is hitting the media circuit to promote Begin Again.