It’s been a little over three months since Keira Knightley became a mum (as they say across the pond), and she’s finally speaking out about her little one in her first interview since giving birth. We know now that she had a baby girl, and Keira even shared her daughter’s name!
Keira covers the September issue of Elle magazine, looking like she gave birth a few years ago (if ever!):
For ELLE’s 30th birthday, September cover star #KeiraKnightley talks about what turning 30 was really like, reveals her baby’s name, and so much more. Head to ELLE.com to see all four of @paolakudacki’s stunning covers styled by @samiranasr. #ELLEat30 | Keira wearing @ralphlauren leather jacket and belt, @rochelle_sara bottoms, @pomellato earrings, @jfisherjewelry cuffs, and @diezsaskia bracelet.
Doesn’t she look amazing?!
Keira’s baby girl is named Edie. Such a classic name, just like Keira: I’m not at all surprised she chose it. The name’s lovely! As you can imagine, becoming a mother has been a huge life-shift for her.
The love thing is astonishing. It’s a very primal, primal love. That’s quite extraordinary. And the ability to have no sleep and continue going. It’s not pleasant—I never thought that I could actually do it for the amount of time that I’ve done it.”
Keira’s also learned a new appreciation for her body.
Also, I have to say, as a woman, you hate certain parts of your body. You go through those periods where you look in the mirror and you think, Oh, if only I had different legs or arms or whatever. You go through pregnancy and labor and then feeding the kid and you go, Wow, my body is totally amazing, and I’m never going to not like it again, because it did this, and this is f–king extraordinary.”
She also talked about the challenging of coming of age in the entertainment industry.
My twenties were pretty crap. My career was absolutely amazing; in fact, I don’t think my career will ever get better than it was in my late teens, early twenties.
“But as a person, you’re changing so much and you’re trying to figure stuff out. Some people go wild and have a great time and throw caution to the wind, and I was the complete opposite. I was very shy. It took me a lot of years to try and stop pleasing a lot of people and allow myself to have fun. It’s the difficult thing of getting out of your own head. To stop going, ‘Oh, there’s something I should be doing, there’s a way I should be behaving, I should be dressing….’ All of those shoulds, you can drown in them.”
SO true. Part of growing up is learning to ignore all those “shoulds.” She said turning 30 wasn’t quite how she imagined it, however.
I was heavily pregnant, I couldn’t drink—what is the point of having a thirtieth birthday if I couldn’t get phenomenally drunk? But my husband took over, arranged a lovely lunch at one of my favorite restaurants, 20 of us, and they were all being so sweet, like, ‘Look, you can have a great time and be sober!’
“And it’s fine apart from the fact that they started drinking at about one. Then they came back to our house—they’d covered it in balloons that said my name and happy birthday and all that—and they got completely obliterated. They were there until two or three in the morning, absolutely drunk, and I was there eight months pregnant, completely sober. So it was lovely, but it wasn’t what I’d imagined a thirtieth birthday was going to be.”
Yikes- LOL. Keira will have to make up for it for her 31st!
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