Keira Knightley denies being anorexic


People should dress to fit their body type and not try to deny that they’re super-thin or carrying a few extra pounds. We call it a muffin top when chubby chicks try to wear tight jeans and short tops, and we need a suitable nickname for thin women showing off their concave chests. I was going to write something about Keira’s “dead woman’s chest,” but figured that would be too cliche. Something about pancakes would be suitable, but it’s not about flat chests as much as sunken sternums.

knightley wore a gold Gucci dress with a non-existent neckline to the premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean 2″ in London that highlighted her skeletal frame. She was absolutely shocked that people think she might be anorexic and said that oh, anorexia runs in her family but of course she doesn’t have that problem:

“I’ve got a lot of experience with anorexia — my grandmother and great-grandmother suffered from it, and I had a lot of friends at school who suffered from it,” Knightley said. “I know it’s not something to be taken lightly and I don’t.”

She said she was surprised by any suggestion that she had an eating disorder.

“(The press) said to me yesterday `How does it feel to be called anorexic?’ and I had no idea that I was,” Knightley said. “I’m not saying there aren’t people in the film industry that suffer from it, because I am sure that there are. But I’m quite sure I don’t have it.”

She handled the question well by saying that she’s glad she helped stir up interest in the issue and that it’s good that people are talking about it.

She’s obviously in denial that she’s so thin, and shouldn’t be showing off her tiny body. Kate Bosworth must realize how she looks because she wore a tight but flattering dress to the “Superman Returns” premiere and didn’t look like the stick that she is.

Knightley has tried to play off her thinness by saying that she doesn’t diet or exercise and that she admires curves on women. She said in an interview with Elle magazine that she eats “bowls” of pasta and drinks plenty of wine:

“I’m trying to go ‘F*** it’ and have bowls of pasta or whatever makes me happy. I haven’t been to the gym since January and I’m drinking about half a bottle of wine a night. F*** it, you’ve got one life – live it.”

Knightley went on to admire the curves of other actresses like Scarlett Johansson whose body is about a million miles away from Knightley’s slender frame and who she was photographed with nude for the front cover of Vanity Fair.

She added: “That kind of decadent flesh is absolutely beautiful. How sexy is that on a woman?”

“We had such a laugh. Scarlett’s a sweetheart. I’m not completely comfortable with my body but I just thought, ‘F*** it’.”

It is was true that Knightley is eating “bowls” of pasta it would show on her frame. It’s also very telling that she says she’s not comfortable with herself, and calls Johansson’s hot body “decadent flesh.” Johansson is fit with curves and is not chubby at all. If Knightley thought Johansson looked good she would call her hot or curvy but instead she uses a description that is more suited to a side of beef. She obviously has problems with normal-looking women and isn’t going to gain weight until she faces reality.

Here are some candids of Knightley in London on 7/2, at a “Pirates of the Caribbean” photocall with Orlando Bloom and at the UK premiere on 7/3. [via]

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  1. Marie says:

    Just because a person’s thin, doesn’t mean she’s anorexic. I have friends who are that thin but they eat like pigs. I don’t know the exact scientific term they use but they say that they have a quick metabolism. It’s just how they bodies are.