Even the notoriously private Keira Knightley couldn’t resist the lure of Twitter for ever – but she soon discovered that social media can make even world-famous film stars feel unpopular...
Knightley says she set up a Twitter account under an assumed name out of curiosity but deleted it just 12 hours later, deciding it was not for her.
“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’,” said the 28-year-old actress.
Perhaps it should come as no surprise that the star didn’t enjoy the melee of social media. “I like being private,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. “Maybe I’m childish in that way; I just don’t want to know about your life.”
Knightley stars alongside Chris Pine in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit in UK cinemas from 24 January