Keira Knightley: The Aftermath is not for kiddies

Keira Knightley. Picture: SCALSYS

KEIRA Knightley’s new movie The Aftermath is “not for the kiddies”.

The 33-year-old actress plays Rachael Morgan in James Kent’s new drama and was drawn to the film because of its “complexity”.

The Pirates of The Caribbean star added that there are some X-rated love scenes that are not suitable for younger eyes.

Speaking to The New York Post’s PageSix column, she said: “I liked its complexity. The very grown-up love story is not for the kiddies.”

The Love Actually star — who has three-year-old daughter Edie with her husband James Righton— has previously starred in war dramas such as Atonement and The Edge of Love — but she says this movie focuses on the “remarkable” rebuilding after the “conflict” and was eye-opening for her.

She said: “I’ve made World War II films. But never one about this specific part, the aftermath of the conflict.

“How they rebuilt not just the country but their cities and themselves.

That this was possible was remarkable.” Knightley previously admitted she likes to play women who aren’t “particularly likeable” in movies.

The Colette star challenges the stereotype of a woman on screen by having lots of elements to her
that the viewer needs to “understand”.

She said: “I think I always fight against likeability as far as particular women on screen go, you know we’re always told that
we have to be likeable and I was interested in her because a lot of things she does aren’t particularly likeable.

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