Keira Knightley never knew if she was the marrying type, but she threw all her perceptions out the window when she met James Righton. The couple married in May in the south of France, and Knightley is now sharing her thoughts on making the decision to get married.

Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley with husband James Righton

"These words that you think beforehand, 'That's the reason I'll never do it,'" she explained to Harpers Bazaar UK. "Those words that you see as completely negative, and you suddenly see them as being incredibly positive, and that's actually quite liberating and quite nice."

Knightley told the magazine she loves being married, and appreciates finally having some consistency in her life.

The actress also opened up about her lack of privacy since becoming famous, but realized she can't let it bother her. In recent years, she has learned to "chill out an awful lot." Knightley decided to finally join Twitter earlier this year, under a fake name, but decided to cancel after only 12 hours.

"It made me feel a little bit like being in a school playground and not being popular and standing on the sidelines kind of going, 'Argh,'" she said.

Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley at the premiere of 'Anna Karenina'

Knightley's hope for privacy also comes from her lack of caring about what other celebs are doing in their private life, explaining that, "I like being private. I haven't asked a lot of the actresses who I really admire, 'How do you do it?' because I don't want to know. Maybe I'm childish in that way; I just don't want to know about your life."

Knightley's latest film Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be out in January.