Keira Knightley loves 'trashy' books

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 May 2014
Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley doesn't like to do anything too challenging between takes when making a movie, so settles down with a "trashy" novel

Keira Knightley loves reading "trashy novels".

Though the 29-year-old actress didn't get much down time while shooting her latest movie 'Begin Again', she usually relaxes between takes with a book, but can't focus on anything too taxing.

She said: "On a film like this there isn't a lot of waiting. We had 24 days, so it was just like go, go, go.

"Normally what do I do? I have a cup of tea and I like book tapes or really trashy novels, because you can't read something difficult when you're working on something else."

The actress co-stars with Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine in the movie and though it was his first film, she thought he was a very good actor.

She said: "I'd actually seen him live and that energy makes an experience. He's a born entertainer, so I wasn't worried about him expressing himself

"He didn't need any tips. He's a natural actor and a very lovely man to work with, so it was a lot of fun."

The brunette beauty had to sing in the movie and admits she didn't particularly enjoy the performance scenes.

She told Britain's OK! magazine: "I'm not a singer or a musician so no, I didn't enjoy it. I had to fake it.

"It was fun, but I think I'm bad [at singing]."

Begin Again

  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 1h 44min
  • Directed by: John Carney
  • Written by: John Carney
  • Cast: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine, Cee-lo Green, Catherine Keener
  • UK release: 11 July 2014

Two songwriting and romantic partners have their bubble burst when Dave (Levine) gets a major label record deal and casts Gretta (Knightley) aside. But Gretta gets her own back when she meets her own label exec, the quirky Dan (Ruffalo), who takes her down an indie route. From the writer-director of Once.

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