Keira Knightly explains why her daughter is banned from watching certain Disney films

Keira Knightley has banned her daughter from watching certain Disney films

Actress said she wasn't a fan of certain messages in some of the older Disney animations

Roisin O'Connor@Roisin_OConnor
Wednesday 17 October 2018 09:30

Keira Knightley has revealed that certain classic Disney films are "banned" in her house, as she disagrees with the messages they could send to her young daughter.

Speaking on The Ellen Show, the 33-year-old actress said her daughter Edie was not allowed to watch Cinderella, which was released in 1950, "because she [Cinderella] waits around for a rich guy to rescue her".

"Don't!" Knightley said. "Rescue yourself. Obviously!"

She added: "And this is the one that I'm quite annoyed about because I really like the film, but Little Mermaid [is banned] too. I mean, the songs are great, but do not give your voice up for a man. Hello! But the problem with The Little Mermaid is I love The Little Mermaid! That one's a little tricky, but I'm keeping to it."

However, Knightley said Finding Dory, which stars the vocal talents of TV host Ellen DeGeneres, "is a big favourite in our house".

"Frozen is huge," she revealed, "and Moana is totally fine."

"Those are some good ones," DeGeneres commented. "But mainly Dory."

Asked about her three-year-old daughter's career aspirations, Knightley said she would "support her in anything that she wants to do, of course".

Knightley has been promoting Disney's upcoming film The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, which is released in cinemas on 2 November.

Knightley stars as the Sugar Plum Fairy, and joked that her cotton candy-coloured hair made her look "a bit like a psychotic cake".

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"We shot it almost two years ago and I think I've still got glitter in my house," she said. "It's impossible to get off. It's a disaster, and I was covered in it about four months while we were making the film... it is definitely now in my contract that I won't work with glitter. Absolutely not!"

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