Keira Knightley’s Husband is Not Her Favorite Frontman

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Keira Knightley, who has been married to musician James Righton since last year, apparently doesn’t think he’s the most sensational frontman for a band. That honor goes to a different British musician, Jarvis Cocker of Pulp. To be fair, Knightley admits she’s not much of a music fan — and to be even fairer, Righton isn’t exactly a frontman: he’s the pianist and co-vocalist for his band, the Klaxons.

Knightley, who plays a young singer songwriter in her new movie Begin Again, made the observation during her 10 Questions interview for TIME. She admits that although married to a musician and surrounded by musical sorts, “I don’t really listen to music.” Perhaps it’s because her life is too full of other types of performance. Her father, Will Knightley, is an actor and her mother, Sharman Macdonald, is a playwright. In fact, her mother wrote her first play, When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout, because her dad said they couldn’t afford to have another kid unless she sold a script. The play was a success — and the child was Keira.

In her next movie, Knightley plays a codebreaker during World War II in a film based on the life of Alan Turing, the brilliant British mathematician and pioneering computer scientist. “I like to explore people that I don’t necessarily understand in situations that I don’t necessarily understand,” she says. “I don’t think I’ve played anybody who’s stupid, and maybe I should — maybe that would be a challenge.”

Find more of her interview — including tips on how she turns away guys! — below:



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