Keira Knightley is earning wonderful reviews for her turn in The Imitation Game, a film about 1950’s codebreaker Alan Turing, and is being called everything from “charming” to “miles better” than she has been in a while, although she did earn good reviews for her music-themed film Begin Again.
The British actress stars alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in the film, which explores Turing’s attempts to break the Germans’ Enigma Code during World War II.
Despite the glowing reviews from so many critics, some aren’t too thrilled with the way the movie depicts certain events, and Christian Caryl of the New York Review Blog even called some scenes “monstrous hogwash” just as Oscar voting begins.
The multi-talented Knightley showed off her singing voice in Begin Again, which co-starred Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine and was released over the summer. However, she says she was disappointed in the way she sounded.
“I’m really disappointed that Adele’s voice doesn’t come out! I think that’s what I was hoping the whole way through that suddenly Shirley Bassey, one of those big [voices would emerge] – so I’m just like, ‘OK!'” she said.
Knightley, who is married to Klaxons singer James Righton, says her husband tried to help her out when it came time to learn guitar and vocals for the film, but it was slow going.
“He did try and teach me to play the guitar – which didn’t work very well. The thing about my husband is he’s the loveliest person in the world so he’s just like, ‘Well done’,” she said.