Keira Knightley Reveals She and Her Family Are in Quarantine After Contracting COVID-19

By Hanan Redwan Published on November 29, 2021
Keira Knightley Reveals She and Her Family Are in Quarantine After Contracting COVID-19

A family in lockdown, Keira Knightly, recently revealed that her husband and their young children have all been diagnosed with COVID-19.

The celebrated actress was recently interviewed by Stella magazine while promoting her upcoming horror-comedy Silent Night. She mentioned that she's currently in quarantine with her family, battling the illness.

"I've got COVID, and I'm feeling pretty rubbish," Knightly shared before revealing that her husband, James Righton, tested positive but has been asymptomatic.

"[He is] being very smug about it," Knightley joked. "He is convinced it's because he's one of those cold-water swimmers, and I'm not."

She also said that their two young daughters -- 6-year-old Edie and 2-year-old Delilah -- were also sick with COVID-19 but are now recovering and getting better faster than she is.

Regarding her new film, Silent Night -- which hits theatres Dec. 3 and takes place amid an apocalyptic environmental disaster -- Knightly recalled how strange it was to be filming the movie in February 2020, right before life began to imitate art severely.

"We were filming scenes about the shops running out of food at the same time as the news was becoming full of stories that all of the toilet paper had gone," Knightley recalled, adding that the surreal similarity was "extraordinary for everyone."

Knightly added that she feels that the film should perhaps "come with a warning."

"Because now everybody is coming to the film with a lived experience," Knightley explained. "Hopefully not as horrific as this one, but it has suddenly become a lot rawer."

Hanan Redwan

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