Can we talk about how Keira Knightley went from high femme to futch to butch pirate king icon, all in the span of three movies???????? No wonder Elizabeth Swann turned so many early 2000’s baby gays … gay!
I was meant to be named Kiera, after a Russian ice skater who was on the TV one day. My dad fancied her and nicked her name for me. But it was my mum who went to register my birth, and she accidentally spelled ‘ei’ instead of 'ie’ because my mum’s crap at spelling. Apparently, when she came back he said: 'What the f*ck? You’ve spelt her name wrong!’ What were they going to do, though? Once it’s on the piece of paper, it’s on the piece of paper. And that’s me. A spelling error.
Keira Knightley with sculpture in “The Lives We’ll Never Live” for Vogue Italia. April 2017. Photograph by Yelena Yemchuk.
Perhaps influenced by Pygmalion, a play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological figure. It was first presented on stage to the public in 1913. In ancient Greek mythology, Pygmalion fell in love with one of his sculptures, which then came to life.