- Keira Knightley is often mistaken for other celebrities, including Britney Spears, Kate Winslet, Natalie Portman, and Rachel Weisz.
- Knightley enjoys being mistaken for someone else and finds it more polite to play along rather than correcting fans.
- Knightley has a strong resemblance to Natalie Portman and has been mistaken for her the most, especially due to their roles in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
British actress Keira Knightley is known for playing diverse roles, but more famously as Elizabeth Swann in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Keira Knightley has a fortune of 80 million dollars for appearing in successful and critical films, capturing the hearts of fans with her alluring interpretations of characters.
Keira Knightley may be a successful actress in her own right, but she is not free from the occasional mistaken identities celebrities often experience. Her experiences may have been awkward and hilarious, especially when some fans thought she was Britney Spears. Here’s how the Love Actually actress dealt with the situation.
Keira Knightley Was Once Mistaken For Britney Spears
Keira Knightley often gets stopped by people who find her similar to some other celebrities. However, meeting with a Britney Spears fan tops Knightley’s list of weird similarities.
While chatting with James Corden on The Late Late Show with James Corden, a question celebrities often get asked was raised. “Do you ever get mistaken for other actors?” James Gorden asked.
It must have been random for her, but Keira Knightley revealed she was mistaken for Britney Spears. “[It was] in LA, and I was in a shop. I don’t know. It was a weird one. I had my picture as Britney Spears.”
“I would love to see that person with their friends,” Corden responded. “‘Guys, I just met Britney Spears. Look.’ And they go, ‘Oh my god, no you didn’t. You met Keira Knightley.'”
Keira Knightley was pleasant enough not to correct the fans, as it was a common occurrence for her. She may not spot the similarities she shares with the pop singer, but Britney Spears fans could have.
The moment could have been weird for Keira Knightly, but she wasn’t bothered by it. “I quite enjoy it, though. I’m much more polite, I think, when people think that I’m somebody else,” she said.
Keira Knightley Gets Mistaken As Other Famous Actresses
Keira Knightley’s experience of being mistaken for other Hollywood actresses does not only end with Britney Spears. They also always have many surprising outcomes with fans.
The Anna Karenina actress revealed she had been stopped and mistaken for Kate Winslet, Natalie Portman, and Rachel Weisz.
“I’ve been chased through a park as Kate Winslet. Quite a few people have come up to me to say hello to Daniel Craig for them because they think I’m Rachel Weisz,” she revealed on the show. Knightley was also understanding, knowing that most of the actresses she gets mistaken for are English like her.
She may take people mistaking her for other actresses in stride, but she does have a bad day. Keira Knightley opened up about being mistaken for Anne Hathaway — but that did not have a pleasant outcome.
“At the airport, a woman mistook me for Anne Hathaway,” she said.
“Actually, I think I have to apologize to Anne Hathaway because the woman (at the airport) thought I was being really rude as Anne Hathaway by not giving her a picture as Anne Hathaway, but I was really only saying that I promised, I wasn’t Anne Hathaway, which I am not.”
Knightley did feel apologetic to Anne Hathaway, whom she felt she represented badly, even though she was not. And it was the first time Knightley would be mistaken for Les Misérables actress.
“It’s the first Anne Hathaway I have had. Generally, I get a lot of Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman.”
The actress may have vastly different outcomes from her doppelgänger moments, but it’s part of her life as a public figure.
Keira Knightley Gets Mistaken For Natalie Portman The Most
Keira Knightley’s doppelgänger moment trophy actually goes to Natalie Portman. She revealed she had been mistaken for the Black Swan actress the most. She was once chased in the airport as Natalie Portman, and the reason is quite understandable. The actresses appeared as lookalikes in the film.
Natalie Portman and Keira Knightley appeared in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace as Queen Padmé Amidala and Sabé (Padmé’s decoy), respectively. The part was a small role for Knightley but a major one for Portman.
Their striking similarities were not missed, and they were often mistaken for each other on set. Nonetheless, the actresses were able to bond on the set of the film and have maintained their friendship. They have been supportive of each other and don’t mind mistaken identities.
Fans may not like Keira Knightley’s face for weird reasons, but the actress often does not correct people who mistake her for some other actress. She is even nice enough to have pictures taken as Natalie Portman or say a simple thank you when she’s mistaken for Britney Spears. Keira Knightley just takes everything without fault.