Keira Knightley's Banned her Daughter from Watching Disney Princess Films

Nagini Shree |Oct 17, 2018

Keira Knightley doesn't want her daughter to grow up believing she needs to be “rescued” by a man.

Speaking on The Ellen Show, the mum of one revealed that she has forbidden her little daughter, Eddie,3 years old, from watching Cinderella and Little Mermaid from Disney. It is undoubtedly that not only children but also adults have a soft spot for Disney movies; however, according to Keira Knightley, not all Disney movies send the right message to kids.

PHOTO: Keira Knightley appears on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show.' (Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.)
Keira Knightley appears at 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show.'

Rescue yourself! We don't need no man to save!

Regarding banning Cinderella,“…she waits around for a rich guy to rescue her. Don't! Rescue yourself!", she said.

And she put Little Mermaid in banned movies list because Ariel is willing to give up her voice just to be with a man.

The former Klaxons star doesn't want her 3-year-old daughter to tak the wrong lessons from Cinderella or The Little Mermaid in which all princesses are "rescued by men". She wants her daughter to be strong and don’t need a man to save her.

While speaking to Ellen DeGeneres, the 33-year-old actress admitted that banning the Little Mermaid from her house is a tough decision because she herself enjoys the theme music very much.

The mum-of-one said more modern Disney films are more acceptable and Frozen, Moana and Finding Dory (the 2016 adventure film Ellen, 60, starred in) are big favorites in her house.

The Pride & Prejudice actress also took the lid off her daughter’s dream to become a dentist when she grows up - or a lion, "she’s fascinated by Peppa Pig and fell in love with a dentist episode".

The actress is willing to back her little daughter if she wants to follow her footsteps as an actress “anything she wants to do."

Knightley and rocker husband James Righton tied the knot in 2013 and welcomed their daughter in 2015.

Keira Knightley highly praised her husband Righton for his good parental responsibilities of childcare and supporting her to continue her acting career.

“He has been amazing…I’m super lucky…”, she proudly told OK! Magazine.

Currently, Knightley is starring as the Sugar Plum Fairy in Disney’s upcoming film The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.


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