Several Directors Say That Keira Knightley Isn’t As Bad As John Carney Says She Is (UPDATE)

June 1, 2016 / Posted by:

On Monday, we learned that the director of Begin Again, John Carney, didn’t exactly have a soft spot in his heart for Keira Knightley after he shat on her during a bunch of interviews for his latest film, Sing Street. John called her a “supermodel” who wasn’t ready to be an actress, and accused her of being a showbiz diva who showed up to set with an entourage. Clearly not every director in Hollywood feels the same way, because three have dropped their backpacks and jumped to her defense in the metaphorical schoolyard fight that is John vs. Keira.

Shortly after John dragged Keira and her acting skills through the mud and back, Mark Romanek (who directed Keira in Never Let Me Go), Lorene Scafaria (who directed Keira in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World), and Lynn Shelton (who directed Keira in Laggies) all called bullshit on John via Twitter.

I wonder if John Carney will be able to find a way to work both his hatred for Keira Knightley and the hashtag #arrogantshithead into his next interview. “Speaking of #arrogantshitheads, let me tell you about the time an assistant on the set of Begin Again got Keira’s coffee order wrong and she sent it back. Like, can you even believe it?!?

So now we have multiple opinions from several directors about Keira Knighley’s acting skills. That’s great, but what I really want is an endorsement from one of her co-stars, like the guy who played Mark in Love Actually. “Keira was such a professional. Not once did she break character and show how truly corny that cue card scene was.

UPDATE: The League of Directors Who Have Worked With Keira Knightley have clearly gotten to John Carney, because he is now sorry for saying the things he said.


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