Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 13:20

The News Minute| September 17, 2014| 9.00 am IST

Actress Keira Knightley says she used to be "neurotic", but since turning 25 she has become relaxed. The 29-year-old used to take herself "far too seriously" and the criticism, particularly about her looks, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

"Have I not got parts because of the way I look? Yes. I have got parts because of the way I look? Yes,” she said.

"What can you do about it? I look the way I look; I am not willing to cut my face up. Everything up to 25 I was pretty neurotic and taking everything far too seriously. I found it difficult to step back from it and I was taking it very personally.

"Partly because as an actor you don't want necessarily that thicker skin, and I couldn't figure how to be open emotionally and yet get a thick enough skin so that things didn't hurt,” she added.

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