There’s a section in this article about Keira Knightley in the October issue of Vogue — she’s on the cover, natch — where the author prompts the actress to scrounge around her handbag. The reason why she’s being the bag lady is because Keira has to prove that she doesn’t use any special makeup or has special tricks to make her look that gorgeous. We were hoping that she did have some tips and tricks so that we could steal them and use them. But no, all she had to say was, “Just use a thin mascara brush. I find with a big mascara brush, you can get a very clumpy finish.” If only using a thin mascara brush would make us look like Keira. But we don’t, and the shoot inside of the actress dressed as a modern day Anna Karenina took our breath away. It’s not like Knightley is any stranger to period films (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, The Duchess, A Dangerous Method) but this Joe Wright directed film looks like it’s taking epic to the next level. The role of the title character was a challenge for sure, but one she relished, saying, “When I reread the book last summer, I went, ‘Oh!’ It’s not a romance at all. I don’t think that Tolstoy is saying this is what you should do for love; quite a lot of the time he is saying the reverse. He hates Anna at certain moments. She is both a villain and a heroine. She can be incredibly vain and manipulative. She is somebody who breaks her own moral code, and yet the shame and disgust she lives with because of that make her fascinating.” We haven’t read the book in a while, but we’re guessing that Keira, dressed in those gorgeous silks and duchesse satins, is what’s going to be fascinating about the film. Those cheekbones are pretty unreal.
[Photo via Vogue]