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Keira Knightley only allows herself to live on $50k a year

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Keira Knightley is one of the most successful actresses in the world, but she doesn't ever want to live an "expensive lifestyle."

Keira Knightley may be one of the biggest mysteries in Hollywood, and in a new interview with Glamour, she reveals a lot more about herself and how she stays grounded. The actress said she only lets herself have a $50,000 salary because she thinks it keeps her normal.

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"I think living an expensive lifestyle means you can't hang out with people who don't live that lifestyle," Knightley told the magazine. "It alienates you. Some of my best, most hilarious times have been in the least luxurious places."

The actress just celebrated her one-year wedding anniversary with musician James Righton, but she admits that marriage was another norm she never considered.

"Actually, my parents kept saying 'Why bother?' I think they only [got married] to get a mortgage," she said, according to E! News. "But when James proposed, I just thought, 'Well, never done that before.' It seemed like a fun thing to do."

Although she has done more in her career than the average 29-year-old, Knightley is looking forward to being in her 30s. She explained that she didn't enjoy her teens and 20s and is looking forward to being more comfortable in her skin.

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"There are those who manage that time of their lives really well — doing a lot of partying and making a lot of mistakes and thinking the world is only there for you, but I was way too introverted, and there was always this s***load of photographers, who made it worse," she said. "When I hit 25, for some reason I didn't care anymore — I allowed myself to chill out. Since then, everything's been amazing."

You can see Knightley next in Laggies with Chloe Grace Moretz, Sam Rockwell and Ellie Kemper.

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