15 years on from the release of the much-loved film Love Actually, Knightley stopped by BBC Radio 1 where she revealed that the iconic newsboy cap she wore in one of the most famous scenes from the flick wasn't by choice.
“Do you know why the hat was there? I had a massive spot in the middle of my forehead,” she explained. “It was humungous. We had to find a hat to cover it. There was no lighting, there was no makeup that was going to cover it.” “It’s funny how you just remember extreme embarrassment. I remember coming in the morning, being like, ‘Oh wow, I’ve got another head on my head. What are we going to do?’ There’s nothing we can do about this. But there is, because you can always put a hat over it!”
Knightley, who was only 17-years-old at the time of filming said she was prone to acne at that stage in her life, and her skin often flared up. And while that cap might have seemed like an odd choice at the time, it definitely did the job of hiding her pimples!
“I was actually very grateful for that hat,” Knightley said with a laugh. “I have a lifetime of gratitude for that hat.”