Keira Knightley Used To Be Called Names, Spit On By Paparazzi

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Keira Knightley is on top of the world right now.

Keira Kngihtley has been nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar.

The movie in which Keira Knightley stars with Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game, has been immensely popular and is up for a few Oscars, as well.

Keira Kngihtley seems to be working lately without a pause, which speaks volumes of her talent and stamina.

However, Keira Knightley didn't always have it so easy.

When Keira Knightley began acting at the age of eight, she unknowingly set herself up to mature in front of paparazzi, and therefore, the world.

That experience was admittedly miserable and sometimes downright terrifying.

Keira Knightley, during the TimesTalks and TIFF Q&A on Monday, said that during the Pirates of the Caribbean frenzy, paparazzi would yell at her and call her a wh**e just to get a reaction.

She added, “Having 20 to 30 men who you don't know on a 24-hour surveillance outside your house calling you a 'wh**e' every time you leave the door to try to get a reaction from you is quite a difficult thing to deal with."

It's definitely not something the average young person has to deal with on a daily basis, but Keira Knightly pics were highly sought after and the more upset she was in them, the better.

Also, if those pics of Keira Knightley showed a little more skin than usual, a shutterbug could make a killing. So, they got pretty aggressive sometimes.

"It was a time when there was a lot of money for pictures of women crying or of women in some state of undress. You'd walk down the street and you'd have men trying to get under your skirt to take pictures up your skirt and all the time calling you a 'wh**e' or all the time spitting at you or all the time trying to get a reaction from the guy you were with because it would make the price of that photograph quadruple."

Ok, that is just shameful. No one should have to put up with that, especially a young woman. Maybe that kind of thing flies in Britain, but not here.

Keira Knightley said that things have changed for her now that she is married and she and her husband, musician James Righton, are expecting their first child.

Still, that is just disturbing.

Will you be cheering on Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley during the Oscars?

Lacy Langley
Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.