Filmmakers Defend Keira Knightley After Begin Again Director Blasted Her For Bad Acting!

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Keira Knightley is an utterly spectacular talent, despite what one director has to say!

Last week, the actress was put on blast by John Carney, who directed the actress in his 2013 romance Begin Again.

During press for his new movie, the Irish filmmaker claimed that Knightley was a “supermodel” who didn’t have the “honesty and self analysis” he thinks is required to be a legit film actor.

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But Carney’s opinions about Keira seem to be the vast minority, because other directors who worked with the actress are coming out of the woodwork to defend the 31-year-old!

Filmmakers Mark Romanek, Lynn Shelton, Lorene Scafaria, and Massy Tadjedin all took to Twitter to defend the actress and condemn Carney’s “untrue” remarks.

Romanek, who directed Knightley in Never Let Me Go, wrote:

Shelton, who directed Keira in Laggies, shared:

Scafaria, who directed the actress in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, wrote:

And Tadjedin, who wrote The Jacket and wrote/directed Last Night had a perfect response to Carney, writing:

We think these directors’ words, along with Knightley’s work, speaks for itself — she is an Oscar nominee, after all!


May 31, 2016 1:58pm PDT

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