The surprising reason Keira Knightley wore that hat in Love Actually

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Who knew?!

With only six weeks until Christmas (honestly, October was like half an hour long) the Internet is not wasting any time getting prepared by obsessing over films like Love, Actually and The Holiday

This has spilt over into a recent interview with Keira Knightley, who has given some insight into the reason she had to wear a blue cap during the film. 

The hat is a pretty memorable element from the Christmas film, but as it turns out, it wasn't just a quirky choice from the wardrobe department... it was a means of covering a pimple. 

As has shared, Knightley shed some light on this during an interview with BBC One

“Do you know why the hat was there? I had a massive spot in the middle of my forehead,” she said. 

“This is the problem with being 17 and being in films. It was humungous. We had to find a hat to cover it. There was no lighting, there was no makeup that was going to cover it."

She went on to share that, like any teenager, she was mortified by the spot:

“It’s funny how you just remember extreme embarrassment. I remember coming in the morning, being like, ‘Oh wow, I’ve got another head on my head. What are we going to do?’ There’s nothing we can do about this. But there is, because you can always put a hat over it!”

Image: Universal Pictures

Written By Stephanie Nuzzo