Keira Knightley revealed the real reason she wore that massive hat in iconic 'Love Actually' scene

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Keira Knightley has opened up about the reason why she donned a massive hat in the holiday classic, Love Actually.

We all have film fashion choices that stay on our minds.

Whether it be Cher Horowitz's yellow set in the cult classic Clueless (1995) or even Audrey Hepburn's iconic Givenchy black dress she wore in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) - a good movie costume will be spoken about for decades to come.

However, some outfit choices made in movies aren't fashion-conscious moves, yet are still loved by audiences. For example: The baker boy hat Keira Knightley wore during a climatic scene in the 2003 movie.

Watch Knightley talk about the hat below:

As she was only 18 years old at the time, the beloved Hollywood star revealed in an interview with BBC Radio 1 that she donned the accessory because she was prone to some spotty skin, much like all of us at that age.

Speaking to interviewer Ali Plumb, the now-38-year-old actress shared: "I had a massive spot in the middle of my forehead. This is the problem with being 17 and being in films!

"It was humongous, so there was no choice but to find a hat to cover it - because there was no lighting or makeup that was going to cover it," she continued.

The Pirates of the Caribbean actress refers to the moment as "extreme embarrassment", and remembers arriving on set and thinking: "'Oh wow, I've got another head on my head, what are we gonna do?' There’s nothing we can do about this. But there is, because you can always put a hat over it!"

However, she also claims to have a "lifetime of gratitude for that hat".

wp-image-1263240600 size-full
Keira Knightley - then 18 years old - at the aftershow party for the Love Actually premiere (2003). Credit: Dave Hogan / Getty

Many users took to the comment section to share their reactions to Knightley's revelation, with one user writing: "I loved that hat. I actually had a similar one in pinkish-purpleish. And I loved it. I totally am gonna see it in a new light now."

Another remarked: "That hat is iconic, Natalie's red coat is [iconic,] Love Actually is iconic.. Don't forget all the turtle necks," while a third said: "Oh, the newsie hat was adorable.."

A fourth user hilariously referenced the lyrics of 'Crazy Hat Song' from Selena Gomez's Wizards of Waverly Place, penning: "What’s that? A hat? Crazy funky hat. Overslept. Hair unsightly. Trying to look like Keira Knightly! Yeah we’ve been there we’ve done that, we see right through right through your funky hat!", adding, "Please tell me someone understands."

wp-image-1263240596 size-full
The UK premiere of the film Love Actually was held at the Odeon Cinema Leicester Square on November 16, 2003. Credit: Dave Benett / Getty

Elsewhere in the interview, the mother-of-two spoke about Love Actually's long-lasting legacy as a Christmas classic.

"When it came out, it didn’t do as well as everybody thought it was gonna do," Knightley said. "So what’s extraordinary about it is that it - maybe about five years after it came out - really started to build up… In America, it’s actually bigger than it is [in England]! They’re really obsessed."

You can watch Love Actually on Netflix today.

Featured image credit: Noam Galai / Getty

Keira Knightley revealed the real reason she wore that massive hat in iconic 'Love Actually' scene

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Keira Knightley has opened up about the reason why she donned a massive hat in the holiday classic, Love Actually.

We all have film fashion choices that stay on our minds.

Whether it be Cher Horowitz's yellow set in the cult classic Clueless (1995) or even Audrey Hepburn's iconic Givenchy black dress she wore in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) - a good movie costume will be spoken about for decades to come.

However, some outfit choices made in movies aren't fashion-conscious moves, yet are still loved by audiences. For example: The baker boy hat Keira Knightley wore during a climatic scene in the 2003 movie.

Watch Knightley talk about the hat below:

As she was only 18 years old at the time, the beloved Hollywood star revealed in an interview with BBC Radio 1 that she donned the accessory because she was prone to some spotty skin, much like all of us at that age.

Speaking to interviewer Ali Plumb, the now-38-year-old actress shared: "I had a massive spot in the middle of my forehead. This is the problem with being 17 and being in films!

"It was humongous, so there was no choice but to find a hat to cover it - because there was no lighting or makeup that was going to cover it," she continued.

The Pirates of the Caribbean actress refers to the moment as "extreme embarrassment", and remembers arriving on set and thinking: "'Oh wow, I've got another head on my head, what are we gonna do?' There’s nothing we can do about this. But there is, because you can always put a hat over it!"

However, she also claims to have a "lifetime of gratitude for that hat".

wp-image-1263240600 size-full
Keira Knightley - then 18 years old - at the aftershow party for the Love Actually premiere (2003). Credit: Dave Hogan / Getty

Many users took to the comment section to share their reactions to Knightley's revelation, with one user writing: "I loved that hat. I actually had a similar one in pinkish-purpleish. And I loved it. I totally am gonna see it in a new light now."

Another remarked: "That hat is iconic, Natalie's red coat is [iconic,] Love Actually is iconic.. Don't forget all the turtle necks," while a third said: "Oh, the newsie hat was adorable.."

A fourth user hilariously referenced the lyrics of 'Crazy Hat Song' from Selena Gomez's Wizards of Waverly Place, penning: "What’s that? A hat? Crazy funky hat. Overslept. Hair unsightly. Trying to look like Keira Knightly! Yeah we’ve been there we’ve done that, we see right through right through your funky hat!", adding, "Please tell me someone understands."

wp-image-1263240596 size-full
The UK premiere of the film Love Actually was held at the Odeon Cinema Leicester Square on November 16, 2003. Credit: Dave Benett / Getty

Elsewhere in the interview, the mother-of-two spoke about Love Actually's long-lasting legacy as a Christmas classic.

"When it came out, it didn’t do as well as everybody thought it was gonna do," Knightley said. "So what’s extraordinary about it is that it - maybe about five years after it came out - really started to build up… In America, it’s actually bigger than it is [in England]! They’re really obsessed."

You can watch Love Actually on Netflix today.

Featured image credit: Noam Galai / Getty