HOLLYWOOD – Following his comments on Keira Knightley, Begin Again director John Carney has doubled down on his comments in an outrageous attack on the Domino actress.

Irish director John Carney has already provoked outrage with his criticisms of star Keira Knightley given to The Independent newspaper in the UK, provoking other directors who have worked with the actress to leap to her defense. However, despite a note of apology on Twitter, the director has launched another series of complaints about The Dangerous Method star. Speaking EXCLUSIVELY to the Studio Exec, Carney said:

We were doing a read through at my house and Keira, Adam Levine and Mark Ruffalo were there. At one point Keira went to the bathroom – we were having a long session so there was nothing unusual in that – and then we continued. Once they’d gone I went to the bathroom and found the biggest floater I’ve ever seen. This was Cthulhu big! I’m not saying it was Keira, or one of her entourage, it could easily have been Mark and Adam, or even me. But I think it was Keira. I really do.


I know. And another thing. We were at a launch party and they have these plates of finger food going round and everyone is talking and milling about and I see Keira from across the room and she’s dipping this prawn in some sauce, she bites it in half and then she dips again. I didn’t see if she went for a third dip because now my high powered binoculars were shaking with the rage going through my forearms.

The inhumanity of it all. 

You understand, don’t you? Yes, she’s a great actress. Yes she turned up on time and was open to ideas and had some great ideas herself, but she is the kind of person that I’m sure squeezes the toothpaste from the middle of the tube. If you know what I’m saying.

Begin Again 2 will be released in 2018.


HOLLYWOOD – The future of the eagerly awaited follow up to the musical comedy- drama hit of 2013, Begin Again 2 looks shaky following a spat between director John Carney and star Keira Knightley.

Fan was left stunned this week, as it became clear that Begin Again 2 was being put on indefinite hold. A source close to the production told the Studio Exec:

We were very excited going forward with the sequel tot he funniest and most moving dramedy to come out of the singer-songwriter scene, Begin Again. The stars were all in close talks about coming back to revisit their characters and John [Carney] had even been talking about a trilogy involving the same characters. However, after John’s comments about Keira and everything that has blown up since, it doesn’t look like it will go ahead after all. We’re all devastated here as we were huge fans of the original film and believed that these characters still had stories to tell.

Speculation has been rife that the film might go forward, with either a different director or a different female star. Mark Ruffalo, who is currently shooting Columbo, took time out to express his own thoughts.

I think it could still happen. We’re all professionals and I know we all some times blow off steam in a way that is inappropriate but when it comes down to it, the story we want to tell is bigger than all the egos and bullshit. So who knows. It would plainly be a disaster tot he future of world cinema if Begin Again 2 was not made.

Begin Again 2 was due to be released in 2018.