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  • -Keira, thank you so much for coming on the show.

  • It's so good to see you. -And you. Thank you.

  • -I love that room you're in. What room are you in?

  • -I'm in the garage. I'm in the garage.

  • And my -- No, but this is so --

  • The garage got converted sort of to a studio,

  • music studio, because my husband's a musician.

  • -Yep.

  • -But I've basically been told that I'm not allowed

  • to touch anything if I'm in here.

  • So, like, the terror.

  • I don't know what all of this stuff is.

  • But, like, he's literally been like,

  • "You touch anything, I'll know about it."

  • So I've kind of sat here like this in the garage.

  • -No, yeah, exactly. -Yeah, so, that's where I am.

  • -There's little nodules and knobs and things that you go,

  • "Oh, if you mess with one thing --" No.

  • -No. You know, I had to plug my phone in a thing,

  • and he's like, "Whoa, whoa!

  • What are you doing?!"

  • And, so, I mean, everything is --

  • -Don't even look at it! Don't even look at it!

  • Yeah, yeah, yeah. -No. It's the room of terror.

  • Yeah, so, I'm in here.

  • But the good news is that there's sort of soundproofing

  • so you won't hear what's going on upstairs,

  • which is I think my 5-year-old going completely ballistic,

  • because it's bedtime and mommy's is not putting her to bed.

  • Daddy's putting her to bed, so the whole house is in carnage.

  • And I'm locked in the basement, so it's great.

  • -Everything's great. Congratulations, by the way.

  • You had another baby since I last saw you.

  • -Yes. -How is she doing?

  • How old? -She's good.

  • Well, she's like -- She's a year now, yeah.

  • And, you know, we went into lockdown

  • when she was about 6 months, so she's had a very strange life.

  • And, you know -- And that sort of involved

  • my then-4-year-old, who turned 5 in lockdown,

  • sort of running around her a lot, you know,

  • because we couldn't go out.

  • So she's running around her.

  • And the baby, who I thought would be sat

  • and very easy to look after for quite a while,

  • at 9 months, just decided to get up and start walking.

  • -No.

  • -Which I didn't even think was possible,

  • because her feet were like this.

  • It didn't look physically possible.

  • Her feet were that big. -I love those babies.

  • Yeah, yeah. I know that.

  • -There's little, tiny --

  • You know, big butts and, like, tiny, little feet.

  • And I think at any other point, if we hadn't been locked down,

  • I would have been like, "Whoa!

  • My kid's a genius."

  • And, as it was, I was just like, "Sit the [bleep] down.

  • We are not ready for this, as well."

  • -Like, "Come on. Just go back to crawling."

  • -Yes, crawling. Anything. -Skipped over crawling.

  • -She didn't crawl at all.

  • Like, we put her on her belly to crawl,

  • and she'd look at you like,

  • "What the [bleep] are you doing?"

  • -Like, "This is ridiculous.

  • Let me show you what I'm about to do,"

  • and starts walking around.

  • -Yeah, so it's walking.

  • -We talked about your oldest daughter's obsession with

  • "Paw Patrol" last time.

  • Is she still in that phase or no?

  • Something else.

  • -No, that phase is gone, and now it's The Beatles.

  • -[ Gasps ] Oh, how fun. -Yes.

  • I mean, yes, it is fun. It's fun.

  • So, she -- But it's really obsessive.

  • So it will be -- She knows all of the --

  • Well, there's four films, which, you know,

  • I'm a fan of the Beatles, but the films aren't that great.

  • But we watch the films on a loop.

  • So, "Hard Day's Night" --

  • she literally knows all the words to "Hard Day's Night."

  • Every time -- Paul McCartney is her big one,

  • and every time Paul McCartney comes on the screen,

  • she just screams.

  • -[ Gasps ] She loves them.

  • -And we didn't even tell her that that was a thing, you know,

  • with The Beatles, that people scream.

  • But she just has this natural reaction

  • where she must scream at Paul McCartney

  • every time she sees him.

  • -No way. Isn't that bizarre? -Yeah. It's quite weird.

  • -How did you get her into it? Is that you or your husband?

  • -It was not me.

  • It was the person that this belongs to.

  • -Yeah. I love -- I remember listening to, like --

  • Did she start off with, like, "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"

  • and, like, go from there?

  • -Yeah, we did a bit of "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,"

  • and then, you know, you think,

  • "Oh, it's going to be 'Yellow Submarine,'

  • and it's not, but her favorite album is "Abbey Road,"

  • and "Oh! Darling" is her favorite track.

  • You know, I mean, she's deep in. She's, like -- She's deep in.

  • And, before that, you know, last year,

  • it was Kate Bush.

  • And she was so obsessed with Kate Bush

  • that if we wanted to listen to anything else,

  • we had to pretend that they were related to Kate Bush

  • in some way.

  • So it was, you know, Bob Marley Bush

  • and PJ Harvey Bush and, you know, all of this.

  • Yeah, it's like sneaking the veggies in with the food, yeah.

  • -Yeah, exactly.

  • You know, you're kind of getting it all in there.

  • So, now it's only friends of The Beatles.

  • We're allowed to listen to friends of The Beatles.

  • -Now, is other kids her age

  • into The Beatles or any idea what --

  • -No. -No, nothing.

  • -No. So, I think this has been a bit of a problem,

  • because schools have just reopened here.

  • So she's just gone back to school,

  • which, you know, has been tricky, because at home,

  • she's just been watching the iPad

  • and having chocolate shoved down her throat

  • to try and get her to do schoolwork.

  • And now she's going to school, and, obviously,

  • yeah, that's not happening anymore.

  • So, yeah, but the other thing is that all of the kids

  • obviously think she's a bit weird

  • because they're not into The Beatles,

  • and when she tries --

  • And she really has a lot of knowledge,

  • so she'll talk about Ravi Shankar

  • and she'll talk about sitar playing

  • and she'll do the whole thing.

  • -What?! That is awesome.

  • -So, I think that's what we managed to do during lockdown

  • was create a Beatles maniac,

  • but maybe reading and writing -- not so much.

  • -No. Hey, look, you start with The Beatles,

  • that's a good investment.

  • -So far, her record has been nine hours

  • listening to them solidly.

  • -Wow.

  • -And, yeah -- Yeah, it's been intense.

  • But she does actually -- At the moment,

  • she's saying that what she really wants

  • for her birthday party when she's 6

  • is a Beatles birthday party.

  • And she wants it "Sgt. Pepper's"-themed

  • and she wants to go as Paul McCartney,

  • which I'm so hoping happens.

  • But I feel like, you know, she's back at school,

  • and all the kids are looking at her like she's a freak.

  • And it's going to be, like,

  • princess, sparkly, unicorn party, you know?

  • -That's where I'm at, too.

  • I'm at princess sparkly unicorn, yeah.

  • But You could throw in a couple of ob-la-dis or ob-la-das.

  • -Yeah. -Yeah.

  • -The walrus man will maybe come into

  • the princess-sparkly party at some point.

  • -Right? Why not? -Why not?

  • -I was reading you had an obsession growing up

  • that wasn't as popular in other kids's houses.

  • -Yeah. It was "The Godfather."

  • -How did you get ahold --

  • How did you watch "The Godfather?"

  • -Well, I was about 11 or 12, and I think --

  • You know, it was back in the time when we had VHSes,

  • and my parents had the video.

  • So, I stole the video.

  • I think I'd watched it -- I really remember watching it

  • through, like, the banisters or the stair

  • and, like, being, "This is the best thing

  • that I've ever seen in my life."

  • And so I stole it and I'd watch it secretly.

  • But so much that I actually knew the whole thing off by heart.

  • I was, like, completely obsessed,

  • and I lost friends over it, because friends would come over,

  • and I'd be like, "We've got to watch 'The Godfather.'"

  • And they'd be obviously more interested in

  • princess-sparkly things.

  • -Who did you like being?

  • Were you Marlon Brando? Were you Al Pacino?

  • Were you -- -No, I was Al Pacino.

  • I was Michael Corleone. -[ Gasps ]

  • -So you were slowly closing your door and stuff.

  • -Yeah, yeah, yeah.

  • And, you know, that kind of psychotic

  • sort of quiet, brooding power.

  • I mean, oh, I loved it. Oh!

  • I mean, literally when I was 11.

  • I mean, power-hungry 11, wannabe Mafia boss.

  • You can see it, right?

  • It's, like, obvious in my casting.

  • That's what I should be.

  • -Now I'm going to look more every time I look at your films

  • and be like, "Oh, that's --

  • She's doing Al Pacino right there.

  • I can see it." -Yeah, yeah.

  • That's the Al Pacino moment.

  • -Can I tell you? This is a real, true thing.

  • This is before I was even researching you

  • coming on the show.

  • The last two days, two of my friends, separate friends,

  • told me that they watched "Pride & Prejudice"

  • and how much they loved it.

  • -Oh, that's nice. -And I go, "That's so bizarre."

  • I go, "Keira's coming on like today."

  • I go, "I just had these discussions

  • with two separate people about how much they love it

  • and they love the direction."

  • People were talking about Joe Wright,

  • and I was saying how fun he is, 'cause I hung out with him

  • years ago, and we had just fun.

  • But I'm like, "It is great. I haven't seen it in so long."

  • But it's bizarre that, like, you're on, like,

  • all these different lists of quarantine viewing.

  • -Am I?

  • -Yes. -That's -- Oh.

  • I mean, I understand it with -- Yeah, "Pride & Prejudice,"

  • because it's so pretty and lovely,

  • and you sort of want to, you know --

  • We all want to live in that land, don't you?

  • It's like, "That would be nice." -Yeah, you don't want reality.

  • -Yeah. No, no, we definitely don't want reality.

  • We want, like, you know, a nice party

  • where everybody is lovely.

  • Yeah, no, that's lovely.

  • But it's funny, because I didn't know that,

  • but I have been being recognized an awful lot

  • walking around the street, and I'm not normally.

  • And it's weird, because I've got a mask on, as well,

  • so I'm not quite sure how people are recognizing me.

  • But maybe it's because I'm clearly --

  • I'm on these quarantine lists, which is great, you know?

  • -It is.

  • I want to talk about your new film, "Misbehaviour."

  • Would you mind sticking around for a few more minutes?

  • -Absolutely.

  • -Thank you.

  • More with Keira Knightley after the break.

  • Come on back, everybody.

-Keira, thank you so much for coming on the show.