Keira Knightley's career quest

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 September 2008

Keira Knightley's career quest

'The Duchess' star Keira Knightley has revealed she is unsure what direction to take her career in, because she hasn't "quite found what I'm looking for yet"

Keira Knightley is unsure what direction to take her career in.

'The Duchess' star - who shot to fame in 2002 movie 'Bend It Like Beckham' and has since starred in a host of acclaimed films, including 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and 'Pride and Prejudice' - doesn't know which role to take on next.

She said: "I haven't quite found what I'm looking for yet. What I'm not capable of doing is, 'For my career, I should be doing this right now.' I can't do that because I can't try and be interested in something that I'm not.

"It has to be about something that I do actually want to talk about. It can be really embarrassing and depressing and very cynical if you sit there and go, 'Well, I got a really big pay cheque.' "

Despite being associated with Hollywood blockbusters, Keira also revealed her favourite film of recent times is a little-known independent movie about an aspiring restaurateur.

She added to USA Today newspaper: "There's an amazing film called 'Couscous (La Graine et le mulet)' - so beautiful, about a guy who's trying to open a couscous restaurant.

"I sat in the cinema crying and crying and crying. I want to phone the guy up and say thank you. Film can be so magic."

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