Keira Knightley has opened up about her difficulties at the beginning of her career. The 29-year old actress says she had a hard time dealing with criticism when she started acting, which leaded to major anxiety.
“Everything up to 25 I was pretty neurotic and taking everything far too seriously,” she says, according to Female First. “I found it difficult to step back from it and I was taking it very personally. Partly because as an actor you don’t want necessarily that thicker skin, and I couldn’t figure how to be open emotionally and yet get a thick enough skin so that things didn’t hurt.”