Keira Knightley, strength in vulnerability

You don’t often see the names Steve Carell and Keira Knightly in the same sentence, and yet it’s a few words by the former that, in astonishingly simple terms, do a perfect job of describing the latter: “I think what sets Keira apart is her ability to convey great strength and great vulnerability at the same time.” The two star together in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, a film Interview Magazine nominates as something of a departure for Knightley given its comic undertones and modern-day setting (read: no corsetry or wartime romance).

In her shoot for the April issue of Interview Magazine it’s that mix of strength and vulnerability that Knightley brings. There’s not a lot of colour or complexity in Mert & Marcus’ shots, but with her willowy frame and razor cheekbones Knightley has never really needed all that much to make an impression. Black outfits, red lips, wet-look hair and the trailing smoke of a cigarette give the images all the ambiance they need.

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Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Keira Knightley: Interview, April '12
Keira Knightley: Interview, April '12
Keira Knightley: Interview, April '12
Keira Knightley: Interview, April '12
Keira Knightley: Interview, April '12
Keira Knightley: Interview, April '12
Keira Knightley: Interview, April '12
Keira Knightley: Interview, April '12
Keira Knightley: Interview, April '12
Keira Knightley: Interview, April '12
Keira Knightley: Interview, April '12

The magazine have a full interview with Knightly which you can read here.

For more of Keira Knightley‘s shots for Interview, styled by Karl Templer, you can also click on the gallery above.

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