Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Keira Knightley: A Biopsy

RC from Strange Culture had left a comment on one of my blog postings asking why I had it in for Keira Knightley. Not true. I just don't understand why she's such a big thing right now and why people think she's so hot.

I won't comment on her looks as she was born with her features and can't help how she looks. She does have nice eyes, I will give you this. (I don't think she's bad looking per se, she just has weird features).

I will instead point two things out which she can change:

#1) KK can stop slouching.

KK has a long graceful neck, and would look elegant if she actually didn't slouch. I think anyone who slouches makes themselves look lazy and unintelligent. But most of all, it's an unflattering look on anyone. Anyone's looks can improve immensely by just standing up straight.

With her longer neck, she reminds me of a vulture. Or a turkey. Here's proof:

If you still don't believe me, then you stand in front the mirror and see if you can stick your head out in front of the rest of your body. The only way to do so is by slouching.

#2) She needs acting lessons.

I've seen KK in six movies: Bend It Like Beckham, Love Actually, King Authur, Pride and Prejudice, Pirates of the Caribbean 1 & 2

In all six movies, she has failed to wow me with her acting. In fact, her acting's very forgettable. She does a good enough job at delivering her lines, but please don't tell me that she's a good actor, or tell me that she actually deserved all those nominations for her role as Elizabeth Bennet.

The worst for me was the scene where Lady Catherine confronted Elizabeth about her supposed "engagement" to Mr. Darcy. Judi Dench was awesome. KK was a walking zombie. For pete's sake girl, someone stops by in the middle of the night to throw false accusations at you, and insults you and your family in the process, and you act like you're sleepwalking?

She acts the same in every single movie, and she has the really boring pouting thing that she does in every single movie. Very unoriginal. She doesn't make me believe that she's any character. She makes me believe that she's KK trying to be another character, and failing miserably, IMO.

But I suppose there's no accounting for some people's tastes.


hubby said...

Yeah, but she's hot.

Gwynabella said...

*LOL to the comment above*

I believe that if you are told often enough by the media that someone is gorgeous, you start to see those people in that way regardless of what they actually look like. If I dare to be so bold, she's considered beautiful only because she is of celebirty status. There are lots of regular folks out there who are way more beautiful, but won't be given a second look over KK because of KK's status in society. A waitress at Denny's can't be beautiful. She can only ever be "pretty".

And I agree with you in terms of her acting, she isn't by any means riveting. In fact the only thing I could remember about her in POTC1 was her hair. And the slouching? you are absolutely right.

RC said...

interesting thoughts...i find her semi-enjoyable as an actress...at least different.

espe. liked her in Pride and Predjudice, if nothing else for the fact her crooked teeth and goofy laugh seemed to fit the times.

as for her other stuff...yeah, i could take it or leave it.

Interesting neck thoughts.

Pretty funny, actually.

Thanks for responding to my question.

--RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com