Keira Knightly looks like 'pink cake' in The Nutcracker
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 November 2018
Keira Knightley looks like a "big pink cake" in her new movie 'The Nutcracker and the Four Realms', and she "really enjoyed" her outlandish costume
Keira Knightley looks like a "big pink cake" in her new movie 'The Nutcracker and the Four Realms'.
The 33-year-old actress portrays the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Disney flick and she "really enjoyed" her outlandish appearance in the film.
She said: "I look like a big pink cake. It's an intentional pink cake, mind you, and I really enjoyed being it. But it's definitely a pink cake."
Keira – who has three-year-old daughter Edie with husband James Righton – jumped at the chance to star in the movie because she was looking for a "silly" project following a recent spate of "very serious" films.
She said: "I've been doing a lot of very serious work lately. I have a couple of films coming out in the next year which are very emotional and all the rest of it and I fancied doing something that was very, very silly and really off the wall. And this is both of those things."
Keira has been a fan of the original ballet since childhood – but she always "hated" the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Speaking to HELLO! magazine, she admitted: "I went to see 'The Nutcracker' for the first time when I was three and I was so terrified of the rats that I hid under my seat.
"And then my mum took me to see it again when I was about six or seven, and by that time I wanted to be one of the rats. Everybody was meant to like the Sugar Plum Fairy and I hated her. But it's OK in this film because there's a little twist on the character."