Something You May Not Know About Keira Knightley. This Is Inspiring.

When Keira Knightley was just six years old, the now-famous actress was diagnosed with dyslexia. The learning disability severely hindered her ability to read.

Knightley was still determined to become an actress, so she and her parents made a deal. They agreed that if Keira learned how to read, they would hire an agent to help launch her acting career.

Over the summer, Keira and her mother used the Pride and Prejudice screenplay to work on her reading skills. The script was immensely helpful, and Keira eventually learned how to read (funnily enough, she would proceed to land the role of Lizzie Bennet in Joe Wright's 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice).

When Keira learned to read, her parents kept their end of the bargain and hired an agent. It is because of persevering through her learning disability that she was able to launch an acting career and land the fierce, leading roles she is famous for.

Go Keira!


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