on September 18, 2012 - 9:07am
Keira Knightley graces the cover of Vogue's October 2012 issue wearing an embroidered, lace Chanel Haute Couture organza gown paired with matching metallic gloves and glittering diamond and pearl drop earrings. For her accompanying editorial, Vogue's Creative Director, Grace Coddington, styled Knightley in couture creations from Valentino and Dior.
Inside, the 27-year-old star dishes on being a feminist, on staring in a West End Play and her role in Anna Karenina.
Keira on being a feminist: "I remember doing interviews, and people would ask, as if it was a joke, 'So you mean you are a feminist?' As though feminism couldn't be discussed unless we were making fun of it. I don't want to deny my femininity, but would I want to be a stay-at-home mother? No. On the other hand, you should be allowed to do that, as should men without being sneered at."
Keira on starring in a West End play: “It was terrifying. I knew that I knew very little, but I didn’t realize how much I needed to pick up until four weeks before we opened. I mean technically, as in learning how to project into an 800-seat theater… I’d love to do a new play. Which is why I think Off-Broadway or in a smaller venue in London would be amazing.”
Keira on playing the character Anna Karenina: “When I reread the book last summer, I went, ‘Oh!’ It’s not a romance at all. I don’t think that Tolstoy is saying this is what you should do for love; quite a lot of the time he is saying the reverse. He hates Anna at certain moments. She is both a villain and a heroine. She can be incredibly vain and manipulative. She is somebody who breaks her own moral code, and yet the shame and disgust she lives with because of that make her fascinating.”
What do you think of Keira's cover? Will you be picking up a copy when it hits newsstands on September 25th?
~Christy Pastore @christypastore
Image Source: Vogue