Why Keira Knightley Won't Let Her Daughter Watch These Disney Movies
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The actress shared a strong message about independence for young girls and women.

Keira Knightley won't let her daughter watch some of Disney's most classic animated films.

While the actress is busy promoting her own upcoming Disney movie, "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms", she's very particular about the types of media she exposes her 3-year-old daughter Edie Knightley Righton to.

While appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Knightley listed the Disney movies banned in her household.

"'Cinderella' banned. Because, you know, she waits around for a rich guy to rescue her. Don't. Rescue yourself, obviously," the actress said.

“And this is the one that I'm quite annoyed about because I really like the film but 'The Little Mermaid.' I mean the songs are great but do not give your voice up for a man. Hello?" she continued. "But I love'The Little Mermaid'so that one's a little tricky one, but no, I'm keeping to it."

Not all Disney movies are off limits for little Edie though.

"'Finding Dory' is a big favorite in our house," she said. "'Frozen' is huge, 'Moana' totally fine."

Ellen, who provided the voice for Dory, chimed in, "There’s some good ones, but mainly Dory."

The mother also talked about her daughter's wild aspirations in life.

"She did want to be a dentist, which I was super happy about because I thought, you know, that's a stable career," Knightley said. "Now, she wants to be a lion. Which I think is slightly more problematic, but she roars very well."

"What if she would want to be in this business?" Ellen asked. "Would you like that or does it matter to you if she wants to be in this business?"

"I am going to support her in anything she wants to do," the English star said. "A little tricky wanting to be a lion, but yes, she's allowed to do whatever she wants."

To see the Halloween costume Ellen gave Knightley's daughter, watch the rest of the interview above.

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