Actor Keira Knightley appeared on The View Tuesday morning to talk about her new film, A Dangerous Method. The movie is directed by David Cronenberg and is adapted from the 2002 stage play The Talking Cure and the book, A Most Dangerous Method: the Story of Jung, Freud, and Sabina Spielrein by John Kerr.
Keira Knightley explained that her attraction to the movie was the opportunity to work with director David Cronenberg. Mr. Cronenberg has directed films such as Crash (1996). However, when she read the script she wasn't so sure.
The movie is about mentally ill Sabina Spielrein and how she was the link between psychology giants Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud. She was also the catalyst for the divide that developed between them.
A couple of the scenes in the script depict the patient's illness which involved sadism/masochism. Ms. Knightley liked the script overall but was not sure whether she could perform the intense scenes depicting this behavior. After speaking with the director about it, however, she decided to take on the project.
Asked about her popular role in the Pirates of the Caribbean series of movies, she said that she enjoyed acting with Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom. She did four of the films and says that even if they make more of them, she has moved on. Asked playfully by the co-hosts about their kissing abilities, she said the actors have "nothing to worry about."
Ms. Knightley's co-stars in A Dangerous Method include Michael Fassbender as Carl Jung and Viggo Mortensen as Sigmund Freud. The screenplay was adapted by Christopher Hampton.
A Dangerous Method is playing in select theaters now and opens nationwide January 22nd.
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