Begin Again director John Carney apologises on Twitter for slating Keira Knightley

"I'm ashamed of myself," writes the Irish director

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Film director John Carney has publicly apologised for comments he made about working with actress Keira Knightley on his movie Begin Again 

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The Sing Street director had criticised Knightley’s performance and her intrusive entourage in a recent interview with The Independent, saying: “I’ll never make a film with supermodels again.”

But Carney has now taken to Twitter to issue an apology to the 31-year-old actress. 

Revealing that he’s already privately apologised to the star, Carney dubbed his comments “petty, mean and hurtful,” going on to call it “shoddy behaviour that I am not in any way proud of.”

“I am ashamed of myself,” he admitted, adding: “Keira was nothing but professional and dedicated during that film and she contributed hugely to its success.” 

Here’s the full tweet: 

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Here’s hoping after this humble apology the director and actress will be able to Begin Again…