When Keira Knightley wanted to be Al Pacino

Actress Keira Knightley says when she was growing up, she always saw herself as the ‘main guy’ in the movie The Godfather rather than the leading man's wife. ‘My friend was saying she loved 1970s movies, and we both realised that's because we see ourselves as the main guys in them.

When I watched The Godfather, I was Al Panico. I wasn't his f***king wife,’ quoted her as saying.

‘It's interesting that there's still this funny construction of femininity. So, yes, it's nice working with women, because then you don't have to do this lovable, soft version of what the female sex has to be. It also allows men to understand women, as opposed to them being something pink and fluffy,’ she added.

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