Who would have thought that Keira Knightley hated high school? In her new film Laggies, the actress takes on the role of a 20-something slacker who desperately wants a break from being a grown-up. In order to take her mind off adulthood for a bit, she befriends a local teen (Chloë Grace Moretz) hanging outside a liquor store, and soon enough she's living like a millennial.
Although Knightley’s character may be happy to head back to her teenage years, the actress would rather avoid revisiting the age of adolescence herself. “I hated high school, and I hated being a teenager,” Knightley revealed when she stopped by InStyle’s portrait studio at the Toronto International Film Festival in a black and white lace Dolce & Gabbana dress.
The chance to portray a character who, unlike Knightley, relished a second shot at the teenage years made the role even more appealing to the actress. “I think that’s why I wanted to do it," she said of the film. "I was like, that’s not me at all—and that’s what was kind of quite fun about it. I just loved playing something that was so different.”
Watch the trailer below for Laggies, and check out the film in theaters today!