Keira Knightley on motherhood

The Aftermath World Premiere - London

Keira Knightley speaks candidly about motherhood, war and other themes around her new film, Aftermath.

In the movie, Knightley plays Rachael Morgan arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in 1946 to be reunited with her husband, Lewis, who is a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 13: Keira Knightley attends a screening for 'The Aftermath' in New York City at the Whitby Hotel on March 13, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 13: Actress Keira Knightley is seen outside Good Morning America on March 13, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 12: Keira Knightley is seen on March 12, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Patricia Schlein/Star Max/GC Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1028 -- Pictured: Actress Keira Knightley during an interview on March 12, 2019 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 12: Keira Knightley visits Build to discuss new movie 'The Aftermath' at Build Studio on March 12, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 12: Actress Keira Knightley is seen outside aol build on March 12, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Keira Knightley attends 'The Aftermath' World Premiere held at The Picturehouse Central on February 18, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Keira Knightley attends 'The Aftermath' World Premiere held at The Picturehouse Central on February 18, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: Keira Knightley arriving at St Pancras Station on January 10, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Mark R. Milan/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 10: Actress of the movie Keira Knightley attends the 'Colette' Paris Premiere at Cinema Gaumont Marignan on January 10, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 10: Actress Keira Knightley attends 'Colette' Paris Premiere at Cinema Gaumont Marignan on January 10, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 09: Actress Keira Knightley is seen arriving at Gare du Nord station from London on January 09, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
Keira Knightley during the filming for the Graham Norton Show at BBC Studioworks 6 Television Centre, Wood Lane, London, to be aired on BBC One on Friday evening. PRESS ASSOCIATION. Issue date: Friday December 28, 2018. Photo credit should read: PA Images on behalf of So TV (Photo by Isabel Infantes/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 17: Keira Knightley attends her 'A Life In Pictures' photocall at BAFTA on December 17, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: Keira Knightley with her OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) at Buckingham Palace on December 13, 2018 in London, England. at Buckingham Palace on December 13, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Simmonds - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
British actress Keira Knightley poses as she arrives at Buckingham Palace in London on December 13, 2018 to be appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her services to drama and charity at an investiture ceremony. (Photo by Victoria Jones / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read VICTORIA JONES/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 01: Keira Knightley attends the European Premiere of Disney's 'The Nutcracker And The Four Realms' at Vue Westfield on November 1, 2018 in London, England. PHOTOGRAPH BY Jamy / Barcroft Images (Photo credit should read Jamy / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Keira Knightley attends the UK Premiere of Disney's 'The Nutcracker And The Four Realms' at Vue Westfield on November 01, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Disney)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Keira Knightley attends the UK Premiere of Disney's 'The Nutcracker And The Four Realms' at Vue Westfield on November 01, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Disney)
Keira Knightley attending the European Premiere of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms held at the Vue, Westfield London. (Photo by David Parry/PA Images via Getty Images)
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As they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower and his troubled daughter.

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