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British actress KEIRA KNIGHTLEY auditioned for the lead female role in opera blockbuster THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, only to be told by casting directors "you can't sing".

The 20-year-old beauty labels the audition the "singularly most embarrassing experience of my entire life" and was relieved when they offered the role of CHRISTINE to trained soprano EMMY ROSSUM.

Knightley says, "I absolutely knew I couldn't sing it. But I went in, and they were like, 'No, no, anybody can sing. Just try it out.'

"And I sang and the guy went, 'You really can't sing, can you?'"


British actress KEIRA KNIGHTLEY found filming action thriller DOMINO left it's mark - after she ended up with an impressive burn from her machine gun.

And far from bemoaning the injury - which has scarred her face - the 20-year-old beauty, who plays a gun-toting bounty hunter in the movie, is showing off the burn to all and sundry.

She recalls, "I had a machine gun in each hand, and one of the shells jumped out of the back and hit me.

"It's a fabulous burn. I'm very proud of it because everyone looks at it and goes, 'Wow, what happened?'

"I go, 'It was nothing. It was just a burn from my machine gun!' "


KEIRA KNIGHTLEY has developed an irrational fear on film sets that reduces her to a crying wreck - firing fake machine guns.

The British actress discovered her weakness while shooting upcoming movie DOMINO - which centres on the real-life story of model-turned-bounty hunter DOMINO HARVEY - when she fell to the ground in tears.

And bizarrely Knightley can offer no explanation for her firearm phobia.

She says, "I hated firing the machine gun in Domino. I burst into tears. I fell to the ground and couldn't get up. Don't know why. I know they say when you experience something like that, it's like falling off a horse - you should get back on it.

"I have fallen off a horse and I didn't get back on. I'm scared of horses - I thought, that thing didn't want me on its back. I get that. I just don't need to get back on."


Actress KEIRA KNIGHTLEY enlisted a stunt double for her lapdancing scenes in new movie DOMINO - because she didn't have time to master the moves.

The British star insists insecurities about her body played no part in director TONY SCOTT's decision to recruit a stand-in to replace her legs and backside in the film.

Instead, it was her incompetence at learning the raunchy dance routines that inspired movie-makers to call in professional help.

She says, "I'd just finished PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, and I hadn't had a chance to train. And I couldn't actually lapdance very well. I did the top half, but a girl called TARIN did the bottom.

"Another girl appeared in the paper saying it was her, but I'd never seen her in my life. I'm sure she's got a great a**e - but not in my film!"

The movie tells the real-life story of DOMINO HARVEY, who turned her back on a modelling career to become a bounty hunter.

Keira's Life Is Perfect

Keira's Steps Out With Her Man
Don't you just hate it when celebrities rub it in about how wonderful everything is?

Keira Knightley, who was out attending the premiere of her latest film The Jacket, took the time to let us all know how perfect life is.

The Pirates Of The Caribbean star gushed that she is "happy with everything in her life right now".

Attending the premiere at the Rex Cinema in London, Keira had boyfriend Jamie Dornan on her arm - giving one example of why things are just peachy for her.

Keira also said working with Oscar winner Adrian Brody had been "inspirational".

But it hasn't all been a walk in the park for Keira. She revealed she had to fight for the role in the film, as the director was unsure she was ready for it.

Joining Keira at the premiere was co-star Daniel Craig, as well as Jude Law, Rhys Ifans and Cat Deeley.

The Jacket opens on Friday 13th May.,00.html


British actress KEIRA KNIGHTLEY is refusing to employ an American publicist to boost her profile in Hollywood, because she has no idea what they achieve for their star clients.

The PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN beauty has become an A-list name in the competitive movie town, but she's far happier playing pool with her pals than mingling with industry bosses.

And Knightley is so dumbfounded at the phenomenal rate at which her career is gaining momentum, she deems enlisting a publicist a total waste of money.

She says, "I've never seen the point of one. I'm not sure what it is they do, and I think you have to pay them a lot of money. Paying a lot of money for something when you're not quite sure what they do doesn't seem to make any sense at all."
Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.
-- Friedrich Nietzsche
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