As for the criticism about her small frame, Knightley confesses that the eating disorder gossip does bother her. "The anorexic stuff -- all of that -- it's always going to have an impact, so I think it did hit pretty hard. Because you go, 'Oh, maybe that's right!' I knew I wasn't anorexic, but maybe my body is somehow not right. Or my face is not right. Or the way I speak is not right. When you're going through a period where you're really getting a lot of criticism, you go, 'Maybe all this is right! You just kind of want to hide it all.'"
The acclaimed actress will take on yet another period piece when Anna Karenina hits theaters Friday, Nov. 16.