Keira Knightley had a pretty odd week on Broadway.
The actress is currently starring in the play Thérèse Raquin, but what is being called a “minor injury” held her out on Wednesday night.
According to Roundabout Theater Company, which is putting on the production, Knightley suffered a small injury to her wrist. She missed Wednesday night’s show, and the play was cancelled. Knightley quickly returned to work on Thursday
— Roundabout Theatre (@RTC_NYC) October 2, 2015
In the play, Knightley plays a women in a loveless relationship who seeks comfort from an old friend.
“A quiet young woman with a restless spirit, Thérèse (Knightley) submits to a loveless life at the side of her weak and selfish husband played by Tony Award winner Gabriel Ebert (Matilda), and her controlling mother-in-law, played by two-time Tony Award winner Judith Light (The Assembled Parties)…until she meets his childhood friend Laurent played by Matt Ryan (“Constantine”). When their overwhelming passion spins violently out of control, they realize that love can be a dangerous game, and sometimes there is no winner. Based on the novel by Émile Zola, Thérèse Raquin by Helen Edmundson is a tale of love, lust, betrayal and guilt that will leave you breathless.”
Actually, injury isn’t the worst thing to happen to Keira Knightley and her play. The actress was recently forced to file a harassment complaint against a man who disrupted the performance on opening night.
A man, who the NY Post is calling a “Texas drifter”, stood up in the mezzanine and professed his love for Knightley saying “We’re going to be in heaven together.”
He then threw a bouquet of roses at her feet.