Keira Knightley has appeared in many, many period dramas, the latest being Colette, which is currently making the festival rounds. And over the years, she’s become convinced that they aren’t taken seriously because women love ’em. Just a bunch of girl stuff!

The BBC reported on comments Knightley made at a panel while promoting Colette, a film about the turn-of-the-century French author:

“There’s a negativity around them because predominantly they’re female,” she said at the Toronto Film Festival.

The British star of Atonement, Pride and Prejudice and The Imitation Game is back in period garb in Colette, a biopic of the French novelist.

She said she had often considered swearing off the genre, only to be lured back by strong scripts.

“The strongest characters I’ve found have been in period roles,” said the 33-year-old, whose other films include four entries in the Pirates of the Caribbean series.

Variety reported that Knightley would also be interested in playing Josephine Bonaparte and Florence Nightingale. I will absolutely buy tickets to either movie, or both, because I am a woman and I love period dramas.