British period drama queen Keira Knightley has called for a lesbian Bend It Like Beckham sequel.
The popular 2002 dramedy saw Knightley and Parminder Nagra as Jules and Jess. The two play football together and fall for the same guy, their coach Joe, played by Jonathan Rhys-Meyers.
Keira Knightley on a lesbian Bend It Like Beckham
Knightley is currently in theaters with Colette. She plays the titular role in the movie on the feminist and bisexual French author directed by Wash Westmoreland.
In an interview with pridesource.com, the actress enthusiastically responded to a possible same-sex romance between Jules and Jess.
‘Fuck yeah! That would’ve been amazing,’ she said.
‘I think they should’ve been too. I think that would’ve been great. We need a sequel.’
‘Perfect drag attire’
Knightley will also be the Sugar Plum Fairy in the upcoming film The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.
Her outfit is the stuff of drag queens’ dreams: a candy cotton pink wig and a luscious, embroidered matching pink gown.
‘We were all talking about it at the time. We were like, “Come on, this is the most amazing drag outfit,” and honestly, I was really excited because normally you have to be so subtle in films and I got these really long, fake eyelashes – I can’t remember whether we used them – but with bits of glitter over them, and we were all like, “This is perfect drag queen attire,”’ she said.
‘It was so amazing, and I think there are some amazing drag queens out there who are gonna wear it even better than I did. I hope that this film inspires some amazing costumes.’
Asked about RuPaul’s Drag Race, Knightley admitted she is a fan.
‘Yeah, there’s a bit of “Drag Race” watching. And then there’s a great drag night in East London, which I used to go to when I could go out before I had a child, which was always fun,’ she said.
‘So can I just put that out there: please, please let there be a drag queen somewhere who will be in a Sugar Plum Fairy outfit.’