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Keira Knightley opens up about her ‘feud’ with Irish director John Carney

Keira Knightley opened up about her ‘feud’ with Irish director, John Carney.

The pair worked together on Begin Again in 2013 and three years later the director made it clear that he did not get on well with the actress.

The director told The Independent UK that he would “never make a film with supermodels again” after working with Keira.


John’s comments about the 33-year-old quickly sparked backlash and he apologised for his “petty, mean and hurtful” comments about the actress on Twitter.

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Speaking about the director’s comments, Keira has now told The Irish Times: “I was sort of thrilled.”

“I’ve been called many things in my life, many worse things – but I’ve never been called a supermodel. Thanks!” she added.

The actress admitted that she did not get on well with John, but that they tried to get on with filming: “It was a very difficult shoot. We didn’t get on. It’s just a thing that happens sometimes and I say that with no blame. It takes two to tango. I think we can both be very proud of ourselves for the film that we made, because it’s difficult when a lead actor and director don’t get on. And I don’t think you could tell that from watching the film.”

“You would probably never have known had John maybe not decided to tell everybody. But that is his right. And he apologised for that comment, which he didn’t have to do. He apologised both privately and publicly. And I’ve accepted that apology.”

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“He does have a big personality. And that’s part of what makes him a wonderful writer. Once is a great film. Begin Again is a wonderful film,” Keira said.


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