Keira Knightley Had to Go Through Years of Therapy to Overcome Trauma After Pirates of the Caribbean
Keira Knightley revealed that she underwent several years of therapy following her appearance in Pirates Of The Caribbean. She was just 17 and it was traumatic for her.
At 17, Keira Knightley gained worldwide recognition after playing Elizabeth Swann in the first Pirates Of The Caribbean movie, The Curse of the Black Pearl. And, despite the immense fame and household recognition it brought her, Keira Knightley, now 38, has acknowledged that this role had a traumatic impact on her.
In an interview, Keira discussed the levels of fame she had to cope with as a teenager: “I found it pretty horrific. I’m not an extrovert, so I found that level of scrutiny and that level of fame really hard. You’re in some ways still a child. It was traumatic, but it set up the rest of my career.”
Despite her challenges, Keira Knightley has no regrets about her role in Pirates Of The Caribbean: “I’m unbelievably lucky, and my career is in a place where I really enjoy it, and I have a level of fame that’s much less intense. I can deal with it now, and that’s great. But at the time, it was not so great, and it took many years of therapy to figure it out.”
And there’s no denying that the Pirates Of The Caribbean movies became a hit. The franchise has five movies now, and it has its own Walt Disney team park attraction.