Keira Knightley Jokes PAW Patrol Is Like The Matrix for Daughter Edie, 3½: 'I Can Plug Her In'
While most parents warn about the “terrible twos,” Keira Knightley is opening up about how she has had to deal with a “threenager.”
“Then you think, ‘Oh, I’m the best parent in the world,’ and then 3 happens,” joked Knightley, 33.
She explained that “there has been a lot of slamming doors and ‘Go away!’ And you think, ‘I can’t go away, you’re 3! There’s no way to go away.’ ”
Knightley shares her daughter with her husband, Klaxons’ keyboardist James Righton. The pair first started dating in 2011, getting engaged a year later and marrying in 2013.
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And Edie is now actually 3½ years old, with the Nutcracker and the Four Realms star explaining that the extra half year has made a big difference in her daughter’s demeanor.
“She’s not even a baby anymore, she’s 3½ now. She’s a person. Terrifying,” Knightley said in the interview.
Later, she added, “We seem to have gotten out of that [threenager phase] and now she’s into PAW Patrol,” with a pained look on her face.
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It’s the theme song that the former Pirates of the Caribbean and Love Actually star can’t stand — but as with many children, the show always seems to suck her daughter in.
“It’s these dogs that save things,” she explained to Seacrest and Ripa, joking, “I can plug her in … It’s like The Matrix, like you plug her in and she’s just there. But it’s so annoying, the theme tune, and it’s only about 7 minutes or something so the theme tune happens a lot.”
Knightley also recently opened up to Balance magazine about the challenges that motherhood bring, admitting that the physical changes, sleep deprivation and new lifestyle with her partner can be “really f— difficult.”
But she told Ripa and Seacrest on Thursday that she had a “life-changing” victory recently, with her daughter finally sleeping through the night since September.
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