The 35 years old actress Keira Knightley will no longer be a part of The Essex Serpent, which is officially aired on the online streaming service providing platform of the tech giant, Apple TV+. Her representative has stated that the actress has exited the original series of the streaming service due to some of her personal family reasons amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The statement said that Keira had to unfortunately pull out of the show due to family reasons, as the coronavirus cases are increasing day by day in the United Kingdom.
The additional lockdown and the restriction rules are potentially being imposed, with so many unknowns, there was not a comfortable scenario for her that could be put in place for an extended period of child care required for the 4.5 months production. Knightley is currently married to James Righton, with whom she shares daughters Edie, 5, Delilah, 1.
Keira Knightley Exits ‘The Essex Serpent’ Due To Personal Reasons
It was reported in the month of August that she would be starring in and executively producing the project, in which she was all set to play the role of Cora Seaborne. The series is based on the Sarah Perry’s 2017 novel of the same name.
According to the description of the book, it is set in the late 19th century England, and reportedly follows the life of Cora, whose domineering and brilliant husband dies. When he passes, she takes a step into her new life as a widow with as much sadness as relief as her marriage was not a happy marriage.
She was married at the age of 19; she was a woman of exceptional intelligence, and curiosity was ill-suited for the role of a wife in the society. Cora was seeking refuge in the fresh air, and an open space in the wake of the funeral of her husband, she leaves Londen for a visit to coastal Essex.
Cora was accompanied by Francis, her inquisitive and obsessive eleven years old son, Francis, and the nanny of the boy, Martha, who is a fiercely protective friend.
Well, we are aware that the show is not going to be the same as ever as it was with Keira Knightley, but her decision is appreciated as it was taken into consideration of her family problems.
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