Kiera: 'I'd rather look like big Beth'
( metro.co.uk ) - Super skinny Hollywood star Kiera Knightley says she would prefer to look like Beth Ditto than an anorexic. The actress said she has tried to put on weight after being labelled a role model for anorexics and added the chunky Gossip lead singer is 'so sexy' and has the 'most amazing body'.
Miss Knightley said she was devastated when 19-year-old Sophie Mazurek died of anorexia and her mother blamed celebrities citing an image of Miss Knightley looking particularly thin after filming Pirates of the Caribbean.
The image was also used by pro-anorexia websites. She said: 'I went to the doctor to be checked out and asked him what I could do to put on weight. He told me that for someone of my body type to get to a size 12, I would have to eat a lot of shit food, stop exercising and drink loads.
'Basically, my body type is naturally thin. There is nothing I can do about it.'
Talking about seeing Ditto at a Gossip gig she told Elle magazine: 'When she was performing she started taking all her clothes off. I stood there watching her strip, thinking, 'Oh my God, that woman is so sexy.'
She has the most amazing body.' She added she wishes she 'had a body like [Italian actress] Monica Bellucci, which is just so womanly, female and curvy'. Since November, she has stopped working. 'I had to,' she says.
'I'd got to a body breakdown. I felt I had permanent jet lag and couldn't mentally or physically adjust. I had a flat I'd bought but never lived in, friends I loved but never got to see. I just wanted to have a bit of a normal life.' And at the ripe old age of 22 she's already sick of parties and thinking of quitting acting.
She said: 'acting was the only thing I ever wanted to do. But, to be honest, I can see myself in five years or whatever just giving the whole thing up.
I would. I'd just do something else and move on. 'I now actively try to avoid parties. My idea of a good night is just hanging out with my mates. 'I've become completely phobic about the red carpet because you just get so scrutinised and all I think is I'm going to be in the top 10 worst-dressed list tomorrow.
'I wish I was Sienna Miller. When I talk to her I hope a bit of her party personality will rub off on me, but it never does.' The star also admitted that, unlike some celebrities who don't like to be seen wearing the same thing twice, she sometimes wears the same clothes for 'three or four days straight'.
'If I find something I feel comfortable in, I'll just stick with it,' she said.