Keira Knightley is totally a trooper on the rainy red carpet for Laggies
It was a dark and stormy night. Keira Knightley pulled up to Roy Thomson Hall for the world premiere of Laggies to nary a cheer, nary a chant, only the drumbeat of rain battering the red carpet tent, the few fans huddled there clutching their umbrellas with both hands lest they flip inside-out or fly off. The Lynn Shelton film follows Knightley’s character Megan, who, after an abysmal high school reunion and unwelcome marriage proposal, decides to reassess the boring, going-nowhere thrust of her life with the help of a new teenage friend. While photographers tried to snap Knightley between gusts of wind, Shelton and co-star Sam Rockwell took the carpet, talking about what they’d do differently if they could start again from high school (Shelton: “I’d try to worry less”; Rockwell: “I’d sleep with more women”). Knightley shared that she hated high school, didn’t really have much fun, and she wouldn’t want—and then a particularly violent blast butted in, nearly sucking the whole tent up into the night sky. “Aren’t we having fun?” said our crowned-that-minute Red Carpet Trooper of the Year.