Los Angeles: Keira Knightley says she almost convinced herself that she was anorexic after a media storm over her weight.
The British actress, currently starring in Joe Wright`s big-screen adaptation of Leo Tolstoy`s "Anna Karenina", spoke in-depth about how she does not feel comfortable in her body and that rumours concerning her thin figure hit her pretty hard, reported a magazine.
"Rumours hit me pretty hard because you go, oh, maybe that`s right! I knew I wasn`t anorexic, but maybe my body is somehow not right. When you`re going through a period where you`re really getting a lot of criticism, you go, maybe all this is right!"
After becoming tabloid fodder for years, Knightley has become private about her relationships and personal life.
The 27-year-old is currently engaged to the Klaxons keyboardist James Righton. The actress says she is a little stuck as to how she will keep her wedding a secret from the media.
"Maybe I`ll be permanently engaged!" she joked.