Months ago, Keira Knightley described her experiences in lockdown, in London with her husband James Righton and their two kids. Apparently, Righton is some kind of health nut and he put their family on a root-vegetable diet during the pandemic because he claimed that would be better for their immune systems? The way Keira described it, she made James sound “a bit mad,” as the Brits would say. Well, Keira gave an interview to the Telegraph’s Stella Magazine recently to promote her new movie Silent Night. The interview was conducted while she and her family were in quarantine because they all caught Covid. Righton apparently had some more thoughts about what HE did right.
Keira Knightley is recovering from COVID-19. The two-time Academy Award nominee, 36, revealed during an interview with The Telegraph’s Stella magazine that she and her family are currently in quarantine after contracting breakthrough coronavirus. “I’ve got COVID and I’m feeling pretty rubbish,” Knightley said.
She explained that her daughters Edie, 6, and Delilah, 2, are recovering quicker than she is, while her husband James Righton, 38, is asymptomatic. “[He is] being very smug about it — he is convinced it’s because he’s one of those cold-water swimmers and I’m not,” the actress said. Knightley’s rep tells PEOPLE that both she and Righton were fully vaccinated, and they’ve completed their required 10-day quarantine.
The British actress also opened up about the surreal experience of filming her new comedy-horror movie Silent Night, set during Christmas on the eve of an environmental apocalypse. Filming kicked off in the U.K. in February 2020, a month before the pandemic began.
“We were filming scenes about the shops running out of food at the same time as the news was becoming full of stories that all of the toilet paper had gone,” she recounted. “It was incredibly strange for everyone. I think it should come with a warning, because now everybody is coming to the film with a lived experience, hopefully not as horrific as this one, but it has suddenly become a lot more raw.”
Well, I’m glad that Keira and James are vaccinated and she’s lucky that everyone is doing okay, herself included. But, again, this is bonkers: “[He is] being very smug about it — he is convinced it’s because he’s one of those cold-water swimmers and I’m not.” So James Righton thinks a root-vegetable diet will help with Covid-immunity AND he swims in cold water and he probably thinks that’s why he’s asymptomatic with Covid? Yiiikes.
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