Knightley was affected by anorexia rumours

Last Updated: Wed, Nov 14, 2012 13:00 hrs

London, Nov 14 (IANS) Actress Keira Knightley says false reports about her suffering from an eating disorder in 2007 had a big impact on her.

"The anorexic stuff - all of that - it's always going to have an impact, so I think it did hit pretty hard. Because you go, 'Oh, maybe that's right!'," quoted Knightley as saying.

"I knew I wasn't anorexic, but maybe my body is somehow not right. Or my face is not right. Or the way I speak is not right.

"When you're going through a period where you're really getting a lot of criticism, you go, 'Maybe all this is right!' You just kind of want to hide it all'," said the 27-year-old actress, who is engaged to actor James Righton.

Knightley said she has a strict "no bottom" clause in her contracts, but doesn't mind stripping above the waist because she thinks people aren't very interested in her figure.

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