Actress Keira Knightley recently confessed that she had at one moment hit her saturation point and had considered quitting acting post box office success of fantasy swashbuckler film ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’. The actress said she nearly turned her back on Hollywood after suffering from Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In an interview with Style, Keira Knightley was asked if she ever thought about quitting acting, she said, ”I did think about it. Particularly at the point when I had a breakdown. I had PTSD and panic attacks. I literally couldn’t work for a year and I didn’t know whether there would be an end to that. I have a super-solid background and thank goodness for that. My family and my small but very close group of friends just wrapped me up. And I think, without that, it would have been a very different story. I knew I always had somebody there to cuddle me who didn’t want anything from me. Ultimately, I did not want them to win. The only thing I want to do is make films,” she added. The actress said she found stardom “very intense and lonely”. ”It was very intense and lonely. If there’s a camera at a party, I don’t think that’s a party, so I was never interested in being in that scene. I always wanted to be top of the class and I always wanted to be perfect and I always thought that I could just do fame right. I tried being 5lb heavier, but then people say you have cellulite and then 5lb lighter and then you’re anorexic and causing people to die. It was just so much. But in a funny way I think I was quite lucky in that it was so insane that I sort of recognised it,” she said. Published in Daily Times, January 6th 2019.