Keira Knightley Limits Herself to a $50,000 Annual Allowance: I Donâ€™t Want to "Alienate" Myself From Normal People
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.
"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 Knightleyâ€”who has commanded seven figures for film roles and is the face of Coco Chanelâ€”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.
The actress also revealed she's a different person when it comes to frequenting Hollywood events like red carpets.Â
"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, itâ€™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]."
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."