Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News; Pictured: Keira Knightley and Jude Law, Alicia Vikander Kitty
These were snapped earlier today at the star-studded “Anna Karenina” premiere held at London’s Odeon Leicester Square. Never really heard of her before, but Swedish-flavored, 23-year-old hottie Alicia Vikander Kitty stole the red carpet, although Keira Knightley did better than usual in a beautiful cream-colored dress. I gotta admit, I’m really happy that K. Knightley chose to take her career in the non-cookie-cutter path when you consider the roles she takes on as an actress. It’s very tempting to sign on to some shitty $200 blockbuster, but it takes real passion to work through some of her recent roles, especially last year’s “A Dangerous Method,” which is a must see if you’re into Sigmund Freud & Carl Jung.
Here’s more about the film, which is based on Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel from 1877:
Anna Karenina is the tragedy of married aristocrat and socialite Anna Karenina and her affair with the affluent Count Vronsky. The story starts when she arrives in the midst of a family broken up by her brother’s unbridled womanizing—something that prefigures her own later situation, though with less tolerance for her by others.
A bachelor, Vronsky is willing to marry her if she would agree to leave her husband Karenin, a government official, but she is vulnerable to the pressures of Russian social norms, her own insecurities and Karenin’s indecision. Although Vronsky eventually takes Anna to Europe where they can be together, they have trouble making friends. Back in Russia, she is shunned, becoming further isolated and anxious, while Vronsky pursues his social life. Despite Vronsky’s reassurances she grows increasingly possessive and paranoid about his imagined infidelity, fears losing control.
A parallel story within the novel is of Levin, a country landowner who desires to marry Kitty, sister to Dolly and sister-in-law to Anna’s brother Oblonsky. Levin has to propose twice before Kitty accepts. The novel details Levin’s difficulties managing his estate, his eventual marriage, and personal issues, until the birth of Levin’s first child. Source
Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News; Pictured: Laura Bailey, Cara Delevingne, Hofit Golan, & Anna Popplewell
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