Keira Knightley opens up about fame, married life

By Rachel Karach,

Although Keira Knightley is one of the biggest celebrities around, she has certainly fared well amidst all of the Hollywood madness.

Famous for her role in the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films, the actress remains a superstar despite the lack of gossip surrounding her personal life. In July’s issue of Glamour Magazine, Knightley explained how she has managed to remain out of trouble as a woman who has been in the spotlight for nearly two decades.

“I deal with it by thinking that 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 also explained that she limits herself to a $50,000 a year budget in order to keep a level head and also to still be able to hang with friends who don't earn as much as she does.

The star seems to have a grasp on how to lead a life separate from her work, commenting on the absurdities of celebrity life and joking about red carpet faux pas throughout the interview.

Knightley has been married to musician James Righton since last spring. She also comments on what it is like living a hectic life as a married couple, saying, “You want to be slightly part of each other’s world so you can see what makes them tick. If one person is on tour for three months and the other’s on a film set, your lives become very separate. It’s tricky. You should have your own thing, but equally you have to build a life together.”

She still also goes by Knightley, as she has said she is not yet ready to take her husband's last name.

The British actress is currently promoting a new romantic comedy alongside Mark Ruffalo, Begin Again, which is set for release on July 4.

Photo courtesy of ACE/INFphoto.com

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