I can be duplicitous and manipulative: Keira Knightley

Nov 01, 2012, 08:48 IST | PTI

Actress Keira Knightley says she can very well relate to her character of Anna Karenina from the film because she feels she can be a "duplicitous and manipulative" person.

The 27-year-old is aware of her more unappealing personality traits and said that she shares the same deceptive qualities as her character from the movie - which is based on Leo Tolstoy's 19th century tragic love story about a Russian princess who falls in love with a cavalry officer, reported Daily Mail.

Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley. Pic/Santa Banta

"There are aspects of her that I don't like. Then you go, 'Am I any better?' I am duplicitous and manipulative and all those things. Hopefully that doesn't define me but they are parts of my personality," she said.

Knightley is also a very stubborn person, but she believes this trait has helped her in her life. "When I was very young, I was hounded by these hideous men. What they wanted was the picture of me falling out of the club.

They weren't going to get that out of me. No, I chose very, very deliberately not to, because I couldn't bear the idea of giving in to them. It takes a stubbornness," she added. 

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