Keira Knightley reveals the real reason she had to wear that massive hat in Love Actually

goss 13/11/2018

Keira Knightley has revealed the real reason why she wore that big massive cap in 2003's Love Actually during the scene where she shows up to Andrew Lincoln's house to demand to see footage from her wedding.

The reason is because Keira was only 17 at the time of filming and when you are 17, pimples are a thing.

Speaking to BBC Radio 1 last week, Knightley admitted the cap had nothing to do with her character, and everything to do with the big ol’ zit on her forehead.

This is the problem with being 17 and being in films. It was humongous, so there was no choice but to find a hat to cover it – because there was no lighting or makeup that was going to cover it.

"It’s funny how you just remember extreme embarrassment." she continued.

"I remember coming in in the morning, being like, [gasps] ‘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. I was actually very grateful for that hat. I have a lifetime of gratitude for that hat."