Keira Knightley: ‘Therese Raquin play was a bad idea for a new mom’


Playing a “psychotic lunatic” on stage months after becoming a mom was one of Keira Knightley’s worst decisions.

The actress felt sure she could take on the titular role in Emile Zola’s Therese Raquin on Broadway just after giving birth, but looking back she admits it was a “terrible idea”.

Keira was nursing her daughter Edie, now three, when she appeared in the play and admits she regrets the role now.

“Just after you have a baby I don’t think you need to be playing a psychotic maniac for three hours a day, eight times a week,” the Atonement star said during a panel chat at the London International Film Festival on Friday (12Oct18).

“I will definitely do theatre again but if I ever had another baby, not four months after playing a psychotic lunatic.”