And we kind of get it.
Keira Knightley may be starring in the upcoming blockbuster, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, but everyone’s talking about her this month for a different reason - her take on motherhood.
The 33-year-old has spoken candidly about being a mum to three-year-old Edie Knightley Righton, writing her daughter an open letter about the truths of child birth earlier this month.
This week while being interviewed by Ellen DeGeneres, Keira opened up about her take on films, with the actress and her musician partner actually banning their daughter from watching a few Disney films.
We were sceptical, but after hearing her explanation, we get it.
‘She’s banned from seeing certain children’s films,’ Keira explained to the show’s host, before listing the two prohibited classics.
‘Cinderella,’ she listed. ‘Because she waits around for a rich guy to rescue her. Don’t. Rescue yourself, obviously.’
The second film on the list? The Little Mermaid.
‘The songs are great,’ she explained. ‘But do not give your voice up for a man.’
Although according to Keira, that one’s a bit of a sore spot.
‘This is the one that I’m quite annoyed about because I really like the film. But I'm sticking to it.’
Which films have got the Keira seal of approval?
Frozen, Moana and Finding Dory apparently.
But while they are banning Edie from watching certain films, Kiera stresses that she wants her daughter to pursue any career she likes.
‘She did want to be a dentist which I was super happy about because I thought that would be a stable career,’ Keira announced, explaining that the decision behind it was a Peppa Pig dentist episode.
‘Now she wants to be a Lion,’ Keira continued, ‘Which is slightly problematic but she roars very well. But I am going to support her in anything she wants to do. She’s allowed to do whatever she wants.’
Keira Knightley - motherhood goals.
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