Irish director opens up about the challenges he faced working with Kiera Knightly

He was not impressed.

Jim Carney wasn't impressed.
John Carney wasn’t pleased.

Irish film director, John Carney has spoken out about the problems he had working with Kiera Knightly on his 2013 film ‘Begin Again’.

The award winning director told the Independent that he didn’t believe Kiera was ready for “the level of honesty and self-analysis” that was needed for the challenging role in his movie.

The ‘Once’ director also expressed his disappointment with the access given to the star and said he couldn’t wait to get back to Ireland where is was much more relaxed.

John told the newspaper, “Keira has an entourage that follow her everywhere so it’s very hard to get any real work done, and so I was very ready to come back to Ireland and make films that nobody cared about who was in it or any of that crap.”

A picture of John with the star studded cast of Begin Again.
A picture of John with the star studded cast of Begin Again.

John said he learnt many lessons while filming Begin Again, he said, “I learned that I’ll never make a film with supermodels again.

“I think that that’s what you need as an actor; you need to not be afraid to find out who you really are when the camera’s rolling.

“Keira’s thing is to hide who you are and I don’t think you can be an actor and do that.”

Although he claims he doesn’t want to ‘rubbish’ Kiera’s name he certainly won’t be taking any chances when casting for his movies in the future.


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