Keira Knightley recently made her Broadway debut in “Therese Raquin.” Read on for more details!
30-year-old English actress Keira Knightley just made her Broadway debut in the Roundabout Theater Company’s production of “Therese Raquin.” On October 29, in the opening of the show, she said that she sprained her wrist because she forgot that she was onstage and acting. Her co-stars in the show include Gabriel Ebert, Matt Ryan, and Judith Light.
“My character is supposed to be stronger than Gabe’s character, so I launched myself at him, which is not very bright when you’re 5’7″ and he’s 6’4″. It swelled up like you’ve never seen! Sprains takes ages to heal, and I have a six-month-old so I’m lifting her up all the time, which means I’m not quite resting it as much as I should. So my wrist isn’t great, but it’s okay,” she explained.
Aside from Knightley and her co-stars, the show also stars a lot of water. According to Variety, Knightley and her co-stars, Ebert and Ryan, throw themselves into a drink at one point during the show.
Ebert said, “The matinees can be a little chilly.”
When asked if he also went for a swim just like what the actors did, director Evan Cabnet said, “I haven’t gone in yet, but I will. It’s a done deal. Me and my assistant. We’re bringing trunks.”
On November 1, The Philippine Star reported that Knightley feels that having a child has changed the way she approaches her career–but in a good way. The actress said, “I think motherhood puts everything into perspective.” Knightley and her husband, James Righton, became first-time parents earlier this year. So when Knightley returned to work, it was in a Broadway play that she passed on doing on several occasions.
“I’ve been offered it a bunch of times and I’ve always gone. Well, this is scary and this is really difficult. I still find it terrifying, but why not give it a go,” she said.
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