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Entertainment Keira Knightley Details The 'Mental Breakdown' She Suffered In Her Twenties

04:30  21 october  2019
04:30  21 october  2019 Source:   theblast.com

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Keira Knightley has revealed she had a mental breakdown at 22 and was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as she struggled Knightley 's fame rose sharply after she starred in Bend it Like Beckham, Pirates of the Caribbean and Love Actually. She told the Hollywood Reporter

Actress Keira Knightley has revealed that she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after suffering a mental breakdown aged just Following her latest role in her upcoming film, Colette, the star says she 's had the time to take a break and focus on what she loves about her job.

Kiera Knightley attends the © Getty Kiera Knightley attends the "Official Secrets" European Premiere during the 63rd BFI London Film Festival at the Embankment Gardens Cinema on October 10, 2019 in London, England.

She Hit The A-List In A Huge Way

By the time she was 22 years old, Keira Knightley had cemented her position on the A-list. With a massive franchise and an Oscar nomination under her belt, Knightley was firmly in the spotlight. While that can be great for an actress's career, it can also be a source of major stress.

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In a new interview with The Telegraph, Knightley opened up about the extreme stress that fame caused her, particularly because of the celebrity culture of the mid-2000s.

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English actress Keira Knightley , Academy Award-nominated for “Pride & Prejudice” and “The Imitation Game,” understandably did not handle public “The value of photographs of any famous young women at the time went up if they were of a very negative nature,” she told Robbie Collin, in reference to the

Keira Knightley Opens Up About Mental Breakdown & PTSD In Her 20s. In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter's "Awards Chatter" podcast, Knightley — whom critics are currently praising for her role as feminist author in Colette — admitted that she once dealt with mental health issues

"The value of photographs of any famous young women at the time went up if they were of a very negative nature. So if you weren’t already having a mental breakdown, they were trying to push you into doing things that kept your value as high as those who were."

The Stress Was Too Much

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At the time (and honestly still today), the paparazzi felt no qualms from endangering the subjects of their photos, even to the point of extreme endangerment. Knightley explained,

"I remember Scarlett Johansson getting forced off the road in Los Angeles, then someone trying to do the same to me in Kentish Town. I told them I was going to kill somebody; they said they’d get more money if I did…I don’t know how things are now…but it was definitely a moment I wanted to run away from. It did not feel like it would end anywhere well."

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Actress Keira Knightley has spoken out about having a mental breakdown and being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder in her early twenties , after starring in Reflecting on that time in her life, Knightley said, “I look back and I just sort of want to give myself a hug and be like, ‘Oh, you’re

Keira Knightley reflected on how fame and the paparazzi led her to a mental breakdown in her Knightley detailed how paparazzi would scream at her , calling her a “whore,” in order to get a Knightley said there were times she felt “worthless.” Still, she battled through it for about five years.

Pushed To The Breaking Point

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Things got so dire that Knightley ended up taking a year off from Hollywood and entered therapy. She told The Hollywood Reporter last year:

"I did have a mental breakdown at 22, so I did take a year off there and was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder because of all of that stuff.

Keira Knightley wearing a black shirt © Provided by USA Today Sports Media Group LLC I went deep into therapy and all of that, and she [the therapist] said, 'It's amazing — I normally come in here and have people that think people are talking about them and they think that they're being followed, but actually they're not. You're the first person that actually that is happening to!'"

Changing Her Life

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Luckily, that break didn't harm Knightley's career, who continued to establish herself and earned a second Oscar nomination. Focusing more on indie film than the blockbuster scene, Knightley has also settled into a new role as a mom to two children with her husband James Righton.

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Keira Knightley recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter's "Awards Chatter" podcast, where the 33-year-old spoke out about how fame impacted her mental

In Keira Knightley ’s case, it was because of what she called a “ mental breakdown ” when she was 22. Knightley opened up about her struggles in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter‘s Awards Chatter podcast, revealing that she was diagnosed with PTSD early in her career

Hopefully by speaking out about her experiences, the stigma surrounding mental health can be erased, as well as the damaging role of the paps. Even people in the public eye deserve their privacy.

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