Keira Knightley Limits Herself to a $50,000 Annual Allowance: I Don’t Want to "Alienate" Myself From Normal People

Celebrity News Jun. 11, 2014 AT 5:00PM
Keira Knightley Keira Knightley covers Glamour 2014's July issue.

Um, what? Keira Knightley revealed in an interview with Glamour magazine she restricts herself to a $50,000 annual allowance because she believes that living an extravagant lifestyle "alienates" you from people.

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"I think living an [expensive] lifestyle means you can't hang out with people who don't live that lifestyle," the 29-year-old Begin Again actress told the mag, which she covers in a pink backless Altuzarra dress. "It alienates you. Some of my best most hilarious times have been in the least luxurious places."

But, if Knightley—who has commanded seven figures for film roles and is the face of Coco Chanel—wants to splurge every now and then, she does. "I mean, if I want or need something that goes over that, I get it, but, yes, around that," she said.

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The actress also revealed she's a different person when it comes to frequenting Hollywood events like red carpets. 

"The person on the red carpet is entirely separate from the person I am in my day-to-day life, and from the person I am on the film set or when somebody recognizes me on the street," Knightley said, when asked about openly admitting that she objectifies herself while identifying herself as a feminist. "Um, it’s obviously not the healthiest way of doing it or the happiest way of doing it, because when all those worlds collide, it can all get a bit schizo, but it is the only way I think I can [live]."

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When it comes to being a wife, Knightley was also candid, admitting "No!" she wasn't always a fan of marriage.

"Actually my parents kept saying, 'Why bother?' I think they only [got married] to get a mortgage," the svelte star said when it came to saying "I do" to Claxons rocker James Righton in May 2013. "But when James proposed, I just thought, 'Well, never done that before.' It seemed like a fun thing to do."

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