Edie Knightley Righton probably will not grow up wanting to be Cinderella. That's because mom Keira Knightley will not allow her daughter to watch certain old Disney movies and her reasoning is simple enough. Knightley recently revealed that she has banned certain Disney animated films from her home because she is concerned about what some of those classics can teach her little girl of three and a half years about female empowerment. But do not worry, there are certain Disney feminist princesses that Knightley fully supports for the enjoyment of her daughter.
Knightley talked about his complicated relationship with Disney movies during a visit to The show by Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday, October 16, to promote his next film, The nutcracker and the four kingdoms. Specifically, she talked about her problems with Cinderella, that she does not plan to show her daughter in the short term. In fact, with a margarita in hand, he told hostess Ellen DeGeneres that Cinderella It was "forbidden" at home "because she waits for a rich man to rescue her." Knightley also offered some advice to his daughter and poor Cinderelly: "No, Rescue, obviously!"
Knightley was also sad to say that his little girl will not meet Ariel anytime soon. "This is the one that bothers me the most because I really like the movie," he said, "but Little Mermaid [is banned, too]. I mean, the songs are great, but do not give up your voice for a man. Hello!"
However, it will not be easy for Knightley to resist making the film part of Edie's world. "The problem with The little Mermaid is that I love The little Mermaid"Knightley said." That's a bit complicated, but I'm keeping it. "
As for the Disney movies that your daughter can see, Knightley prefers strong female-face movies, such as Looking for Dory, that stars DeGeneres. "Dory is a big favorite in our house," Knightley said. "Frozen it's huge. Moana, totally good. "Nor is it surprising, since both films present young women who do it for themselves.
This tactic of banning retrograde Disney films from your daughter's viewing list seems to be working. Knightley revealed that her daughter does not seem to be a princess when she grows up, but a dentist or maybe a lion. "What I think is a bit more problematic," Knightly said while joking. Ellen "But she roars very well." Look, she's already using that voice of his.
Meanwhile, Knightley has certainly been using his voice on his last press tour both for Nutcracker, that arrives at the cinemas on November 2, and the September launch Colette, where she plays Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, the revolutionary feminist writer. And it is clear that she is interested in portraying the kind of woman she expects her daughter to aspire to be. In an interview with Variety, Knightley talked about what attracted her to the Colette paper. "It's wonderful to play inspiring women and get their stories and their voices," he said. "In her writing, Colette questioned the idea of gender and the idea of what was naturally female in opposition to society's opinion of being female."
Knightley also spoke about the need for more female directors in Hollywood. "I think they need support," Knightley said of the need for more women behind the scenes, adding that he believes that "the feminine point of view is very important." How to make sure that these women receive a fair payment. When you talk to Elle Last week, Knightley admitted that he now makes sure they pay their male counterparts equally. "It did not even occur to me," says Knightley about asking for money. "It felt like something you could not question, but I ask now, and I can safely say that in my last two films, I have not done less than the men I've been working with."
Knightley clearly wants to set a good example both on screen and off screen for his little daughter, whom he would rather see build his own snowman than wait for a man to do it for her.