Parenting

Keira Knightley Won't Let Her Daughter Watch 'Cinderella,' 'The Little Mermaid'

The actress spoke about parenting her 3-year-old daughter, Edie.
10/16/2018 11:44am ET

Keira Knightley has certain standards when it comes to the movies her daughter watches.

The actress ― who has a 3-year-old daughter named Edie with her husband, James Righton ― revealed on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” that she won’t let the toddler watch “Cinderella” or “The Little Mermaid.”

“‘Cinderella,’ banned,” Knightley said. “Because, you know, she waits around for a rich guy to rescue her. Don’t! Rescue yourself, obviously.”

She continued, “This is the one that I’m quite annoyed about because I really like the film, but ‘The Little Mermaid.’ I mean, the songs are great but do not give your voice up for a man. Hello?!”

Still, the actress admitted, “The Little Mermaid” decision was tough for her.

“I love ‘The Little Mermaid,’ so that one’s a little bit tricky, but I’m keeping to it,” she added.

As for which movies are permitted in the house, Knightley explained that “Finding Dory” and “Moana” are favorites.

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Keira Knightley and her husband, James Righton, have a 3-year-old daughter named Edie. The actress won't let her toddler watch just any movies.

Beyond her film intake, little Edie is also apparently a big fan of the “Peppa Pig” series, which inspired one of her career aspirations.

“She did want to be a dentist, which I was super happy about because I thought, ‘You know that’s a stable career,’” Knightley explained, adding that Edie got the idea from “Peppa Pig.”

“There was a dentist episode, she wanted to be a dentist,” Knightley said.

Today, it seems her goals have shifted.

“Now she wants to a be a lion, which I think is slightly more problematic,” Knightley explained. “But she roars very well!”

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