GLAMOUR: It was reported recently that you allotted yourself a “salary” of only about $50,000 in 2012. True?
KK: Yes, it’s something around that. I mean, if I want or need something that goes over that, I get it, but, yes, around that.
The first thing that comes to mind is do you realllllllyyy allow yourself 50,000 or do you have too because you aren’t an “A list” actress. I mean let’s face it; Keira Knightley is hardly a renowned household name. Unless you’re a fan of Pirates of the Caribbean or you happen to love all those “18th century” movies, she is a name and face that no one really remembers. I just so happen to be that fan that loves both of those movie genres (not to mention we practically have the same name), so I’ve grown to become fond of her, but the comment about her spending habits strikes me in a weird way.
On one hand I think that’s fantastic that she is money conscious; too many celebrities spend way beyond the necessary amount just because they have the money to burn. On the other hand I think how far does “if I need or want something” extend. If I want a 12 million dollar house do I buy it?, What about if I needddddd a vacation and It just so happens to cost 10,000 does that mean I live off top ramen and water for the rest of year to stay within my 50k budget? What does one do when they have the luxury of being ridiculously wealthy but choose a minimalistic lifestyle? Is it respectable or annoying?