Posted by Laraine on June 27, 1997 at 14:45:23:
In reply to Mr. Knightley's posted by Lori on June 26, 1997 at 15:01:17
] Ok, this is not meant to be the least bit -- vulgar -- but it occured to me that a man of eight and thirty surely would be no stranger to the ways of "love." Am I correct in this assumption?
] (I realize that these are fictional characters! :o) I am not delusional, just in the case that they were "real" 19th Century gentlemen, what would be the case?)
I'm not so sure what I think about whether Knightley would have been chaste. Just because he's older doesn't mean he's been in love before, and maybe he didn't want to indulge in sex without love. I'm not enough of a historian to know if celebacy was fairly common in unmarried men.
At any rate, here's a GREAT quote from Jeremy Northam on this subject:
Smart guy. I've put in a link to the whole interview.