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The Imitation Game's Keira Knightley blasted by director John Carney for her work in 'Begin Again'

Updated On 30 May, 2016 Published On

Director John Carney, who is best known for his award-winning 2007 movie 'Once', has not only blasted Keira Knightley for her work in 2013 film 'Begin Again' but has also valiantly claimed that he wouldn’t want to work with her ever again.

Knightley played a songwriter dumped by her musician boyfriend Dave, portrayed by Adam Levine, in the musical comedy-drama film  only to embark on a new path in making music with Mark Ruffalo’s character - Dan.

'I’ll never make a film with supermodels again.' said the Dublin-based director.

"Keira's thing is to hide who you are and I don't think you can be an actor and do that. I don't want to rubbish Keira, but you know it's hard being a film actor and it requires a certain level of honesty and self-analysis that I don't think she's ready for yet, and I certainly don’t think she was ready for on that film." he continued.

I think that that’s what you need as an actor; you need to not be afraid to find out who you really are when the camera’s rolling. Keira’s thing is to hide who you are and I don’t think you can be an actor and do that.

- John Carney

However, the 43-year-old had nothing but kind words for Levine and Ruffalo as he said,"Mark Ruffalo is a fantastic actor, and Adam Levine is a joy to work with and actually quite unpretentious and not a bit scared of exposing himself on camera and exploring who he is as an individual."

However, despite the accusations, the 31-year-old English actress has been nominated for Oscar on two occasions: first for "Pride & Prejudice" in 2006 and then again for "The Imitation Game" in 2014.