22-year-old Keira Knightley says she’s not that skinny. The lighter than air star claims she is twice the size of girls she auditions against.
“Weight is a big issue in Hollywood because I’m twice the size – height and everything else – of most of the girls who are going in to see the director for a part. When you realise that I am, at my size, one of the largest actresses there, you start to think, ‘I don’t think it’d be healthy for me to stay here much longer.’ “
Was she laughing when she said this. Was she sarcastically rubbing her stomach and saying, “Ho, ho, ho, I’m so fat.” Was she doing it in front of the treadmills at Jenny Craig. Was she mimicking their running, but in a comical way. Because that would be kind of dangerous. Fat people are not to be taken lightly. One time, a fat guy tried to chase me down and beat me up. Let me tell you something. That 10 feet I had to run before he collapsed and had to be taken away in an ambulance was really hard. I must have been about 500 feet from breaking a sweat.