Filmmakers Defend Keira Knightley's Acting Skills

Filmmakers defend Keira Knightley's acting skills after director John Carney bashed the actress.

Only a few days after director John Carney bashed Keira Knightley's acting skills, her former coworkers took to Twitter and the press to defend Knightley's acting and professionalism. In a recent interview with The Independent, Carney, who worked with Knightley in the comedy Begin Again, said he was "disenchanted" after working with Knightley, and said he would “never make a film with supermodels again.” Carney then took the time to praise Knightley's co-stars including Mark Ruffalo and Adam Levine, calling Levine "a joy to work with." “I like to work with curious, proper film actors as opposed to movie stars,” Carney continued. “I don’t want to rubbish Keira, but you know it’s hard being a film actor and it requires a certain level of honesty and self-analysis that I don’t think she’s ready for yet and I certainly don’t think she was ready for on that film.” It's important to point out that Knightley is an Oscar nominated actress. That's why it's not that surprising that other filmmakers rushed to defend the actress. “She was an absolute dream,” said producer Jay Gorman, who worked with Knightley on 2012's Seeking a Friend at the End of the World, in an exclusive with People. “Professional, prepared, kind and lovely,” he added. Mark Romanek, the director of the 2013 Knightley vehicle Never Let Me Go, took to social media to bash Carney for his comments about the actress’ purported “entourage,” which he claimed “follow her everywhere” and made it “very hard to get any real work done.”

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