Keira Knightley Tells Jimmy Fallon She Was ‘Maked’ For Doing ‘Bend It Like Beckham’
Keira Knightley gets candid about being ‘mocked’ for starring in Play it like Beckham.
On Wednesday March 15, Keira Knightley appeared on The Tonight Show to promote her latest film The Boston Strangler.
Reminiscing about her early acting career, host Jimmy Fallon reminded her that it was the 20th anniversary of Bend it Like Beckham, to which Keira revealed her friends weren’t in favor of her role, according to Daily Mail.
Fallon asked her if she knew the role would be her breakout, she said, “No, no, I mean, I literally remember telling people I was doing it and saying, you know, ‘It’s called ‘bend it like Beckham’,’ and they were like, ‘Oh, that’s really embarrassing,'” Knightley said.
“Yeah, yeah no, they were all like, ‘Don’t worry. Nobody’s gonna see it, it’s okay.’ But that was the idea, because you know women’s football wasn’t as big back then,” the Atonement actress continued.
She added: “The idea of the whole thing was kind of ridiculous and it’s amazing, because it’s still the movie, even today, you know, if someone comes and talks to me about my work, it’s is the one. It’s so loved, it’s amazing.”
After her breakthrough in film, Knightley got lead roles in movies like Pirates of the Caribbean And Love in fact.