Keira Knightley went on an emotional rollercoaster as she conceived the personality of her eponymous character in "Anna Karenina."
First, she loved her as the heroine. Then, she saw why Leo Tolstoy, the novelist that created her, hated her.
Finally, she reconciled the two views.
"Do I have a right to judge her? No," she told the audience Thursday night at the Landmark Theatre at TheWrap's Screening Series. "That's what makes her so fascinating and terrifying."
Knightley plays the tempestuous duchess, who falls in love with another man and leaves behind her son and husband, in the story set in 19th century Russia.
The actress said she...