Keira Knightley may be the star of Walt Disney Pictures’ The Nutcracker and the Four Realms but that doesn’t mean she’s blindly a fan of all the studio’s work. In fact, the actress refuses to let her daughter—Edie Knightley Righton—watch films that lack feminist values, which means several Disney classics are off-limits.
On today’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Knightley revealed why movies like Cinderella and The Little Mermaid are “banned” in her household. “Because she waits around for a rich guy to rescue her,” she said. “Don’t! Rescue yourself. Obviously!”
The 33-year-old went on to discuss why she begrudgingly added Ariel to the list, saying, “And this is the one that I’m quite annoyed about because I really like the film, but Little Mermaid [is banned, too]. I mean, the songs are great, but do not give your voice up for a man. Hello! But the problem with The Little Mermaid is I love The Little Mermaid! That one’s a little tricky—but I’m keeping to it.”
Don’t worry. Knightley isn’t opposed to every Disney movie. “[Finding Dory] is a big favorite in our house,” she continued. “Frozen is huge and Moana is totally fine.”
BRB, ranking every Disney classic from “acceptable” to “WTF.”