Keira Knightley, who has just started previews of The Children's Hour at the Comedy Theatre (opening on the 9th February) spoke to Elle Magazine recently and claimed that the experience was far more exciting than making films.
Describing what being on the West End stage feels like, she claimed, "Oh God, the only thing that's going through my head to describe it is, it's like sex with an orgasm at the end of it! Whereas film is like you have sex but you never get the orgasm. A lot of stopping and starting but... Oh I wish I hadn't said that."
Following on from her West End debut in The Misanthrope in 2009, she explained that her return was mainly due to her desire to improve her craft, "I really noticed what I couldn't do and what I failed at," she said, "I'm just not interested in standing still. You go, 'OK, that was great and that bit was great - that's, um, great.' But if I'm not getting better, not learning, not changing, then what's the point of it? It must be boring for people to watch it if it's always the same... Not that I'm saying I made huge progress."