Keira Knightley Not Anorexic, Says Mom

By Chloe Bunker on June 16, 2008

Keira Knightley, hot, sexy, pic, pics, picture, pictures, photo, photos, topless, celebrity, celeb, news, juicy, gossip, rumorsHOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The mother of Keira Knightley is lashing out at the media for continuing to suggest that her daughter has an eating disorder.

"She has always been thin. She's her daddy's daughter, with his long body," Sharman Macdonald told the U.K.'s Sunday Times. "Daddy was much, much thinner than Keira. When he was Keira's age, he had to drink milk with honey and eggs, and go training and training and training, just to be a normal weight.

"She eats like a horse. I always want to apologize because she can eat anything that she wants and she does not put on weight."

Macdonald, who is a Scottish playwright, says Knightley has been forced to adopt a diet high in protein and carbohydrates, just like her father, in order to avoid becoming too thin.

The 23-year-old actress, whose grandmother and great-grandmother both suffered from anorexia, has long denied that she has an eating disorder.

"Anybody with an ounce of intelligence would say that too much emphasis is put on weight," Knightley, who next stars on screen in "The Edge of Love," recently told reporters. "I've been on the screen since the age of seven and you can see what my body type is if you want to. I am not anorexic. I have never been anorexic and I do not have any eating disorder."