Keira Knightley: ‘My Skin is Bad’

Friday, March 16, 2012

KEIRA Knightley hates her bad skin!

The actress admits she has a whole host of hang-ups when it comes to her much-photographed face.

“I’ve never seen myself as being attractive in that glamorous way,” she said.

“I’m incredibly self-conscious about the fact that I get bad skin. Actually, I’m incredibly self-conscious about a lot of parts of it but, equally, I’m aware that it works in certain environments and for certain things.

“If you’re using your face, if you’re selling it, then you’ve become so aware of the flaws because people tell you. And they do so brusquely. So then you start seeing it.

“I’m not saying that I look in the mirror all the time and go: ‘Oh my God, that’s hideous!’ I can look at myself and think: ‘Oh, good. You look good today,’ or ‘Holy f**k. You look like s**t today’.

“Firstly, it’s the superficial thing of seeing your flaws on the screen. That’s probably going to be all that you see and you focus on the bits you don’t particularly like.

“But at a certain point, I’ve had to get over my own body anxiety issues so it doesn’t get in the way of telling the story. It’s something I’ve had to face.

“Do I sometimes feel incredibly shy about going out even in a bathing costume into a swimming pool? Yeah, actually, I do.

“I was on the beach the other day. I was in France on holiday with some friends and we were all lying out. They were all totally fine taking everything off and I was sitting around in my jeans and a top. I kind of didn’t want to take anything off.”