Sing Street director John Carney revealed that he will never work with supermodels again following his stint as a director for 2013 film “Begin Again” with Keira Knightley as the lead female cast.
“I learned that I’ll never make a film with supermodels again,” the director told The Independent in an interview for his new film Sing Street.
The director went on to saying that the 31-year-old actress seemed not to be ready for her role in “Begin Again” and her entourage had made him uneasy to work.
“I don’t want to rubbish Keira, but you know it’s hard being a film actor and it requires a certain level of honesty and self-analysis that I don’t think she’s ready for yet and I certainly don’t think she was ready for on that film,” he said.
Keira Knightley starred in “Begin Again” as a songwriter who met a record label executive (played by Mark Ruffalo). She then gets dumped by her musician boyfriend (Adam Levine).
Sing Street director John Carney meanwhile had no problems working with Mark Ruffalo and Adam Levine.
“Mark Ruffalo is a fantastic actor and Adam Levine is a joy to work with and actually quite unpretentious and not a bit scared of exposing himself on camera and exploring who he is as an individual,” he said.
“I think that that’s what you need as an actor; you need to not be afraid to find out who you really are when the camera’s rolling. Keira’s thing is to hide who you are and I don’t think you can be an actor and do that.”
John Carney also added that he wanted to work with film actors rather than movie stars, adding that he is ready to make a comeback in Ireland and make moves that “nobody cared about who was in it or any of that crap.”
Meanwhile, two directors whom Keira Knightley worked with have all praises for the actress and debunked what John Carney said, Just Jared said.
“My experience with #keiraknightley was utterly spectacular on every level. I have no clue what this guy is talking about. #arrogantshithead,” Mark Romanek, director of 2010′s “Never Let Me Go” tweeted in defense of the English actress.
Lorene Scafaria, the writer/director of Seeking a Friend for the End of the World released in 2012 said, “I agree with Mark. Keira was a joy to work w/. Present & easy & really, really good at her job. Just lovely.”