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Keira Knightley Hates Being Rich And Famous

Updated on December 11, 2010

Feeling bad about the fact you're a relative nobody? Wishing that you were the sort of person paparazzi would pee into a catheter bag for three days just to take a picture of your left cheek? Well here's some much needed perspective for you delivered via snippets of information patched together about Keira Knightley. There's no advice like advice from famous people taken wildly out of context and slammed together by some half witted key pusher in order to create a story.

In two entirely separate (and coincidentally, entirely unsubstantiated as far as I'm aware) blog posts, Keira expressed her dissatisfaction with living the life of a rich and famous woman adored the world over.

In one piece, ostensibly about the fact that Knightley scored the cover of VOGUE (I hate it when Vogue won't quit bothering me until I do a cover for them,) it was revealed that Keira almost quit acting entirely after she filmed all the Pirates of the Carribean movies.

'I think I intended not to work again. I wasn't enjoying what I was doing and I felt terribly guilty about that. I remember hating the idea that I was in a privileged position and couldn't see the point of any of it.”

So there you go, existential malaise affects all of us, even the pretty and skinny of us. So you can stop working out in the hopes you'll be happier. Even several years with Johnny Depp as your co-worker won't fix that.

(This is not, of course, to say that life is not awesome – it is simply to say that its awesomeness really doesn't depend on weight, income, or the relative attractiveness of your colleagues.) In the same interview with Vogue, Keira also revealed that she's still aware that the high fashion she purchases is ridiculously expensive. She tells a stirring story of buying Burberry, relating: “The other day I wanted to buy a Burberry coat. I went into the shop, tried it on, looked at the price, nearly died, and then bought it!”

I feel the same way, though usually it's more to do with getting name brand soap than a Burberry coat – but swings and roundabouts eh! We'll not be dealing with unexpected chemical rashes this week!

I hope that this article has been as motivating and inspiring for you to read as it was for me to write it. I hope you accept Keira Knightley into your life and heart. If she can go out there every day and earn ridiculous amounts of money for pouting at a camera – well then you can graft through the hard times too.


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