Keira Knightley cried when she was first followed by paparazzi as she realised it meant the end of the ''mystery'' to her private life.
Keira Knightley cried when she was first followed by paparazzi.
The 28-year-old actress can still remember her initial encounter with photographers after starring in 2004 film 'King Arthur' and has since realised to be in the film industry she must sacrifice the ''mystery'' of her private life.
She recalled: ''The first time [I was stalked by cameras], I was in tears. It started after the premiere of 'King Arthur' - 10 people were outside my house.
''The machine that allows you to make movies, the trade-off, [requires] you to sell it. Selling it means making yourself a public figure. You can't cultivate the mystery. My problem is I like mystery.''
While she enjoys being an actress, Keira - who is engaged to musician James Righton, 29 - is aware of how ''insecure'' her career is and treasures each moment of success in all aspects of her life.
She added to the May issue of Marie Claire magazine: ''It's a very insecure profession. So when I started getting work, it was like this tiny space opened up and I need to jump in and go with it. It could all go tomorrow.
''I'm not sure I can define success. I think if I can get to the end of my life having hurt as few people as possible, making sure the people who mean the most to me know they've been loved, I will be happy. Success in work, whatever work, will come and go.''