KEY POINTS

  • Keira Knightley said her husband James Righton is asymptomatic
  • The actress is battling a breakthrough case of COVID-19
  • Knightley’s daughters are recovering at a faster rate than her

Keira Knightley has opened up after she and her family contracted the novel coronavirus. 

In a recent interview with The Telegraph’s Stella magazine, the 36-year-old English actress revealed that her entire family caught COVID-19, so they are now in quarantine while recovering from the disease. 

“I’ve got COVID and I’m feeling pretty rubbish,” Knightley told the outlet of her personal battle with the virus. She then said that her husband James Righton, 38, is asymptomatic. 

“[He is] being very smug about it — he is convinced it’s because he’s one of those cold-water swimmers and I’m not,” she said of her husband. 

Knightley also shared that contrary to her condition, her kids Edie, 6, and Delilah, 2, are recovering at a faster rate. She then pointed out that she already received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star has been spending a lot of time with her family amid the pandemic. Last year, she decided to pull out of the Apple TV series “The Essex Serpent” because she didn’t want to be away from them, especially from her youngest daughter, who was only one year old at the time, as per The Independent

In the same interview, Knightley admitted that being with her family during the global health crisis has made her think of quitting her acting career for good. However, she has since reconsidered this thought. 

At the moment, she’s feeling a bit gloomy given their present situation. But she said she’ll feel better again once they have fully recovered from the disease. 

“I feel frazzled right now because we’re trapped in the house with Covid, but if you talk to me in about two weeks’ time, I’ll see it with rose-tinted glasses again,” she said.

Knightley’s upcoming project, a comedy-horror film titled “Silent Night,” is set to premiere in theaters and on AMC+ on Dec. 3. Filming for the movie actually began in February 2020, before the pandemic started, according to People.

The movie centers on an environmental apocalypse that kicks off on the eve of Christmas. Recalling the time when they started working on the film, the actress said that everyone involved in the project found it odd when they started hearing about the toilet paper shortage in the news. 

“We were filming scenes about the shops running out of food at the same time as the news was becoming full of stories that all of the toilet paper had gone. It was incredibly strange for everyone,” she recounted. 
Keira Knightley Actress Keira Knightley and musician James Righton attend the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 Photo: Getty