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Where are the female stories? Where are they? Where are the directors, where are the writers? It’s imbalanced, so given that we are half the cinema-going public, we are half the people [who] watch drama or watch anything else, where is that? So yes, I think the pay is a huge thing, but I’m actually more concerned over the lack of our voices being heard.

keira knightley photographed by elena rendina for violet #3 spring—summer ‘15.

I finished playing Amy and thought, “I have to create a human being, after that person.” I think it really did. I didn’t know where to go from there, professionally. I brought a lot of unpleasantness into the world, playing Amy. She’s not a relaxing person to play. There’s nothing authentic about her. I suppose there is when she’s vitriolic and true. In her dealings with other people, she’s relentlessly never herself. So, I think I needed to be relentlessly authentic and myself for awhile, and bring an innocent human being into the world.

rosamund pike photographed by yu cong for modern weekly, aug‘15.