Thursday, 8 September 2005
This is turning into a gallery, or one of those funfair whatchamacallits, where you throw leather balls at people’s heads.
Today’s Tête à claques is Keira Knightley. I shout at the TV whenever she appears. That's a sure sign.
When I heard that she was filming Pride and Prejudice, I thought, “Nah, can’t be! No one would be so stupid! She can’t be playing Lizzie Bennet!” But she is! You’d have to pay me to go and see that film, and, even then, I might find something better to do with my time. The last TV adaptation of P&P was absolutely superb – you know, the one with the wet shirt and the delightful Jennifer Ehle – and I have no intention of spoiling my memory of it with this new rubbishy one.
I can’t stand KK: in profile she looks like a sheep (and that’s being nasty towards sheep) and she can’t act. She’s so wooden. She was appalling in a recent TV remake of Dr Zhivago (there again, who in their right mind would try and replace the wonderful, luminescent Julie Christie?!). I can't believe anyone takes her seriously as an actress.
And the way she “smoulders”… Ugh! Shrimps are not sexy.
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