Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series pairs Keira Knightley and Ethan Hawke to reflect on early success

Ethan Hawke and Keira Knightley grace the cover of VARIETY Magazine's December 2014 issue.

Ethan Hawke and Keira Knightley grace the cover of VARIETY Magazine’s December 2014 issue.

Were you ever swooned by Ethan Hawke‘s young, juvenile charm and boyish smile in early films such as “Dead Poet’s Society” and “Great Expectations”? How about Keira Knightley‘s utter elegance, grace and uncanny quirk in films such as “Bend It Like Beckham” or “Pride & Prejudice”?

The two actors, as provided by Variety Studio, took to asking each other about reaching success early, becoming A-list “hunks” and “hotties” and the criticism they have dealt with while approaching adult roles.

Keira reflects that she will randomly come across a review and it will be “the worst review for anything where they absolutely hate me.” She laughs, continuing, “I’ve only ever seen bad ones. I’m hoping that there are good ones out there!”

Ethan suavely retaliates by posing, “Well try aging!”

View a video clip of their interview on Variety here: http://variety.com/video/actors-on-actors-keira-knightley-and-ethan-hawke/

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Other actors to appear on the series include:

Mark Ruffalo (“Foxcatcher”) & Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “Interstellar”)
Christoph Waltz (“Big Eyes”) & Ralph Fiennes (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”)
David Oyelowo (“Selma”) & Jack O’Connell (“Unbroken”)
Michael Keaton (“Birdman”) & Reese Witherspoon (“Wild”)
Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Imitation Game”) & Edward Norton (“Birdman”)
Hilary Swank (“The Homesman”) & Tilda Swinton (“Snowpiercer”)
Timothy Spall (“Mr. Turner”) & Marion Cotillard (“Two Days, One Night”)
Jennifer Aniston (“Cake”) & Emily Blunt (“Into the Woods”)
Jake Gyllenhaal (“Nightcrawler”) & Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”)
Laura Dern (“Wild”) & Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”)
Josh Brolin (“Inherent Vice”) & J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”)
Jenny Slate (“Obvious Child”) & Felicity Jones (“The Theory of Everything”)
Oscar Isaac (“A Most Violent Year”) & Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“Belle,” “Beyond the Lights”)
James Corden (“Into the Woods”) & Kevin Costner (“Black or White”)
Chadwick Boseman (“Get on Up”) & Logan Lerman (“Fury”)

The full interview will air on PBS in Southern California on December 28th as part of Variety Studio’s Actors on Actors series, and nationally in January (website).

Actors on Actors, Episode 3 – December 28th – 7PM
Reese Witherspoon and Michael Keaton
Keira Knightley and Ethan Hawke
David Oyelowo and Jack O’Connell
Jenny Slate and Felicity Jones

So who’s ready to tune in this holiday season with me and revel at the utterly humane and intimate look into these Hollywood A-listers’ lives?

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