After being nominated for the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild, Kiera Knightley has another reason to celebrate.
The 29-year-old actress is expecting her first child with husband James Righton, of the Klaxons. The two srated dating in February 2011, before going down the aisle in front of just 11 guests in South France, back in May 2013.
There has been a lot of rumor regarding Kiera’s pregnancy. It first surfaced in November when one publication claimed that Knightley was 12 weeks along. Recently the “Imitation Game” star is said to have “steered clear from any champagne or alcohol.” Last Friday her representative confirmed the happy news about her curious situation.
The actress discussed her family priorities in her 2012 Vogue interview, saying: “I don’t want to deny my femininity. But would I want to be a stay-at-home mother? No. On the other hand, you should be allowed to do that, as should men, without being sneered at.”
Talking about the same issue, she told Glamour this past summer, “I think it’s about equality.
“I was talking to a male friend about this the other day who’s just had a baby girl, and because he’s the one staying home to look after her, he went to this mother-and-baby class, and all the mothers were going, ‘Oh, is the baby having a day with Dad?’ I mean, not to have the freedom to do that [if you are male] is as bad as saying it’s a woman’s duty to look after the children.”
Interesting, Kiera has once disclosed that if she had a daughter she would advise her own future daughter not to go into acting as a career, saying “be a doctor or a lawyer – something stable and useful.”
Knightley is currently on a high both professionally and personally, matching her newlywed status with a starring role in one of Britain’s highest-profile films of the year, reports the Telegraph.
On Wednesday, Dec. 10, it was announced that she had been nominated for Best Supporting Actress SAG award, as well as a Golden Globe for her role as a code breaker in “The Imitation Game” opposite Benedict Cumberbatch.
In October 2015, Keira is set to make her Broadway debut when she takes on the role of a doomed heroine in a new stage adaptation of Therese Raquin, British playwright Helen Edmundson’s adaptation of the French classic 1867 novel by Emile Zola.