British actress Keira Knightley has revealed she has tested positive for Covid-19 and is suffering from the symptoms.

The Atonement star revealed the news during a Zoom interview from her home in London, saying that she was "feeling pretty rubbish".

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph's Stella magazine, the Pride And Prejudice actress said her two children also tested positive and her husband James Righton had a negative test.

Keira Knightley jokes that her husband James Righton is being "smug" about his negative Covid test

The Love Actually actress explained that her husband is "being very smug about it – he is convinced it's because he’s one of those cold-water swimmers and I’m not."

The actress also spoke about her decision to leave Apple + TV's period drama The Essex Serpent. She had been due to take on the leading role, but was replaced by Homeland star Claire Danes.

Knightley reportedly pulled out of the show due to concerns over childcare during the pandemic.

She said of the decision: "There’s a part of me that went, this is great, maybe I should never work again, and another part of me that was like, whoa, I need to get back to work very quickly.

"But it felt lovely, because we’re a family that had, up until then, moved around the whole time. I feel frazzled right now because we’re trapped in the house with Covid, but if you talk to me in about two weeks’ time, I’ll see it with rose-tinted glasses again."

Knightley will next star in Silent Night, with Lily-Rose Depp, Matthew Goode, Roman Griffin Davis and Annabelle Wallis.

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