Keira Knightley once 'had no life,' but that's changed
Actress Keira Knightley poses for a photo on the red carpet for the film "Anna Karenina" at the Elgin Theatre during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)
Published Monday, September 17, 2012 7:06AM EDT
NEW YORK -- Actress Keira Knightley seems to be in a good place personally and professionally. She's engaged to marry musician James Righton and stars in the film adaptation of "Anna Karenina" alongside Jude Law.
The 27-year-old tells Vogue magazine's October issue, there was a time when she wasn't in such a good place.
She recalls a time when the fame from such roles as "Bend it like Beckham" and the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise was too intense. She says she "literally had no life outside of acting" and desired to "not be `on' all the time."
Instead of working, Knightley read books, cooked and lived in France.
The October issue of Vogue goes on sale nationwide Sept. 25.
"Anna Karenina" opens in limited release on Nov. 16.