Sneak Peek actress Keira Knightley, star of the upcoming period feature "Anna Karenina", on the cover of Vogue magazine's October 2012 issue, photographed by Mario Testino, wearing a Chanel Haute Couture lace/flower embroidered organza dress with metallic-leather gloves.
Regarding her role as "Anna Karenina", Knightley said "She is somebody who breaks her own moral code, and yet the shame and disgust she lives with, because of that make her fascinating."
"When I reread the book ('Anna Karenina') last summer, I went, ‘Oh!’ It’s not a romance at all. I don’t think that Tolstoy is saying this is what you should do for love; quite a lot of the time he is saying the reverse.
"He hates 'Anna' at certain moments. She is both a villain and a heroine. She can be incredibly vain and manipulative.
The multi-million adaptation of author Leo Tolstoy‘s "Anna Karenina", is the third collaboration between Oscar nominee Knightley and director Joe Wright :
"...the epic love story 'Anna Karenina', adapted from Tolstoy’s classic novel by Oscar winner Tom Stoppard, unfolds in its original late-19th-century Russia high-society setting, exploring the capacity for love that surges through the human heart, from the passion between adulterers to the bond between a mother and her children.
As 'Anna' (Knightley) questions her happiness, change comes to her family, friends, and community..."
"Anna Karenina" opens November 9, 2012.
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