'I Should Have Been In A Punk Band!' Keira Knightley On Music At 'Begin Again' Screening

03 July 2014 by


Keira Knightley kept up her impeccable promo tour frock record last night, wearing a gold sheer Simone Rocha dress to a Begin Again photocall and screening in London. Grazia Daily was there and can confirm from our second row seats (yes, we're that keen) that it was ever so pretty.

We've sure you've heard by now that we hear Keira SING for the first time in the film, with her describing the whole movie as "basically my first album." During a Q+A at the screening Keira's co-star James Corden asked her if she has ever been in a band? Keira looked horrified by this suggestion, but did reveal that she started a short-lived drumming career aged 14. Keira said: "My brother when I was about 14 was like oh girl drummers are like the coolest thing ever. He was a drummer so was like 'I've got to teach you how to be a girl drummer.'" 

But their drumming sessions didn't go so well. "It ended in disaster," Keira confessed. "I think we did two sessions and I ended up hurling the sticks at him, so that was the end of my drumming career. I should have been in a punk band, that would have worked."


But Keira's co-stars James Corden and Mark Ruffalo have big ideas for a Keira Knightley singing career. Mark Ruffalo joked: "I have an idea for your band. Keira. Drop the e. Back up dancers." James Corden then chipped in and spoke at length about Keira's singing abilities saying:

"You're the white Janet Jackson. That's what people have always said about you. You'll see it in the film. The second she comes on, oh my god, it's the white Janet Jackson. On the front of the Evening Standard in tonight's edition is a picture of Keira sandwiched in between Alexa Chung and Cara Delevingne. Immediately you're like, 'oh, they're the white TLC.' They don't want no scrubs. No way. Nuh uh. Don't go chasing waterfalls just stick to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to. And I think that's a lesson that we can all take away from this."

So could she quit acting and become a popstar? James said to Entertainment Now 'I think this is it. I think she's probably going to stop acting and become a pop star. I think she's going to announce some tour dates soon...'

Did Keira's musician husband James Righton act as her music coach? Keira said in an interview: 'No he didn't. He just sort of went 'oh you'll be fine don't worry about it.' Thanks love! It could have been worse he could have said 'no don't do that.' But he said 'you should totally do it.'

See Keira's Begin Again wardrobe in the gallery below...

Keira Knightley in Erdem at 'Begin Again' premiere, New York City – June 25, 2014

Keira Knightley attends the 'Begin Again' premiere at SVA Theatre, New York City - June 25, 2014

Keira Knightley at the premiere of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit - January 20, 2014

Keira Knightley at the Chanel show Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 - March 4, 2014

Keira Knightley at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival - April 26, 2014

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Keira Knightley In Chanel at ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ LA Premiere - 15 January 2014

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Keira Knightley in Mary Katrantzou at Toronto Film Festival - September 2013

Keira looks divine in peach lace at the 2012 'Anna Karenina' Premiere after party

Keira opts for a mint Erdem gown for the 2012 ‘Anna Karenina' premiere

Keira chose Burberry Prorsum for an appearance on the Jay Leno show in 2012

For the 2012 premiere of ‘Seeking A Friend For The End Of The Earth’, Keira opted for a beautiful Valentino gown

Keira opts for bright red vintage-style shorts as she strolls with fiancé James Righton in 2012

Keira shows off her love of vintage-prints while strolling with fiancé James Righton in 2012

Keira made jaws drop as she attended the 2012 'A Dangerous Method’ premiere dressed in this fairytale-like Valentino gown

For the 2008 premiere of ‘The Edge of Love’, Keira opted for a ruffled Erdem dress

Risqué Rodarte was Keira’s choice for the 2007 ‘Atonement’ premiere

Keira show off her A-list status at the 2006 Golden Globe Awards in a crisp white Valentino gown

Keira went for ladylike glamour at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival in a grey tweed Galaxy dress by Roland Mouret

Sporting a new cropped do, Keira chooses a revealing beaded gown for the 2004 Film Festival Gala

Keira opts for a midriff baring top and jeans for The World Premiere of 'Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl' in 2003

Keira wears a grunge-inspired lace number to the 'Bend It Like Beckham' premiere in 2002


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