Knightley appears on the cover of the December 2012 issue of Flare magazine. She talks about Anna Karenina, playing Anna, and growing up in the public eye.
When I was very young, I was hounded by these hideous men. What they wanted was the picture of me falling out of the club. They weren’t going to get that out of me. No, I chose very, very deliberately not to, because I couldn’t bear the idea of giving in to them. It takes a stubbornness.