And even more amazing was the day she realized she truly loved him back.
Jessica Williams talks to John Tamny, columnist for Forbes
The first film she actually chose, she says, was The Jacket in 2005, and the second was Pride & Prejudice later that year - the kind of character-driven, smaller-budget parts she’s specialised in ever since. For both, the directors - John Maybury and Joe Wright, respectively - wanted nothing at all to do with her at first.
"Nope. Neither wanted to work with me. I really had to fight just to get both those meetings, because they both wanted different people for the roles. John Maybury was like, ‘I think you’re wrong for this. I don’t want you. I don’t think you can act,’"
Wow. Wasn’t she upset by that?
"No, because it was pretty much what everyone was saying, so I actually appreciated the fact that he said it to my face. So I said, if I read for you right now and if you think it’s good, you have to give me the part right now. If you think it’s shit, you don’t have to say anything, you just have to leave." She auditioned, he got up to leave, and at the very last moment he turned around and said, "OK, see you in three months." He would go on to direct her again in 2008’s The Edge of Love."It was a proper Hollywood moment!"
- Keira Knightley in British GQ, March 2012
Reading is always charming.
As Bonhams will tell you, “The second half of the nineteenth-century saw a renewed interest in the social and artistic history of the previous century[, and]…a general curiosity and fascination for the refined taste and decadent lifestyle of the nobility under the Ancien Regime.”
Francesco Beda’s The Art Lesson tends towards the quieter end of the genre.
A man in a champagne suit advises a woman in a complimentary shade of ivory on her decorative vase painting.
Surrounded as they may be with all the swirls and frills of Beda’s imagined world, the two focus pensively on the task at hand.
*debates whether to buy something* *imagines aziz ansari saying “treat yo self”* *treats self*