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Old 03-01-2005, 09:17 AM   Lifetme Service Award Officer #161
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Old 17-01-2005, 05:38 PM   #162
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From The Jacket Production Notes

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Co-star Keira Knightley read the Jacket script while on location in Dublin, filming the role of Guinevere in producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s medieval action drama King Arthur. “It was an exciting, imaginative script, and a role I wanted to play immediately,” recalls Knightley, who rose to stardom on the strength of her roles in Bend It like Beckham and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. “The other eight scripts on my pile were variations of the same pretty, uptight British girl, but Jackie was this damaged character who meets a guy going through trauma. It’s very rare that a film will show people who are in the process of self-destructing.”

On a rare day off from the King Arthur shoot, Knightley, despite a debilitating case of food poisoning at the time, traveled to London to discuss The Jacket with Maybury and the producers, only to arrive at what turned out to be a lunch meeting. “I spent most of my energy trying not to projectile vomit on these people I desperately wanted to work with,” she says.

Maybury’s words did little to abate the young actress’ queasiness. “He told me that he did not think I was right for the role, and he didn’t want me,” she says. “At that moment, I had nothing to lose. I declared that if I didn’t get the part of Jackie I could be stuck in corsets for the next 20 years, and asked him to let me read. He agreed, and promised if he was convinced, then he would hire me. We shook on it. I read the part, he gave me some notes, then gave me his phone number and offered me the job.”

“I didn’t want Keira Knightley for the role,” admits Maybury. “I’d met 15 to 20 young American actresses, and there were at least two or three that I thought would be terrific as Jackie, so very reluctantly I met with her. I knew she was an interesting, pretty girl, but that was it as far as I was concerned. The fact that she had food poisoning at the audition actually served to make her act and look even more Jackie like. Then, when she read, she was excellent, and I realized that she was a very intelligent girl and a very good actor. She comes across almost like a young Jane Fonda.”

Reflecting on Jackie, Knightley says, “She is stuck in her past, carrying a huge amount of guilt from the death of her mother. Even as a child, she felt responsible for Jean, trying to protect her from her problems, looking after her. And when we first see Jackie, she is becoming her mother—stuck in a small town, drinking too much, in a dead-end job. When she meets Starks she has nothing to lose, and she has no self-protection instinct. She picks up a stranger in a car park, offers him a ride, then lets him stay at her apartment, while she drinks and takes a bath. She is almost inviting harm in a reckless way.”

Gradually, as Jackie begins to believe Starks’ unlikely story, focusing on someone else’s problems gives her a new lease of life: “She chooses to take a chance; to let something happen to her.”

To achieve a believable transformation from sophisticated British beauty to small-town American diner waitress, Knightley relied on cultural cues provided by Maybury. “Jackie doesn’t look after herself, and uses her makeup as a mask—dark circles around her eyes, smudged mascara, messy hair,” explains Knightley. Maybury supplied examples of the influences he wanted her character to reflect, including Edie Sedgwick, a fixture of Andy Warhol’s Factory and star of his film Ciao Manhattan, who eventually self-destructed through alcohol and drugs. Aspects of Courtney Love are reflected in Jackie’s low, lazy voice, as well as a bit of Marlene Dietrich’s languidity. Maybury also gave her a tape of Laura Marano, who plays Jackie as a child, so that Knightley could connect in attitude and gesture with her younger self. “Laura has a direct way of talking, and a certain stance that I could carry through to the older Jackie,” says Knightley.

To reinforce Jackie’s isolation, Maybury encouraged Knightley to spend time alone when she was not working on set. The actress explains that this may have backfired on her director: “We decided that Jackie would listen to a lot of loud music, alone at home, and since I was living in the apartment above John, he got to hear a lot of Jeff Buckley, White Stripes, Nirvana and the Strokes.” Recalls Maybury, “It was a like living underneath a noisy teenager, as Keira liked to dance around her apartment.”
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^ thanks, that was really interesting to read.
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Old 31-01-2005, 10:00 AM   Officer #165
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From the IMDb ...

Knightley Scared To Bare Bottom


British beauty Keira Knightley is insecure about her body - and refuses to bear her naked bottom in front of the camera. The King Arthur screen siren recently filmed her first sex scenes in movie The Jacket, and she was anxious to have as few crew members on set as possible. The 19-year-old recalls telling a director, "You're not going to see my a*se! The top half is fine but the bottom half isn't. It's a girl thing. You know, it's just one of those things." Knightley jumped at the chance to star alongside Oscar-winner Adrien Brody in The Jacket because it was unlike any role she'd been offered before. She says, "When I read this script the character was different from anything I had played before and was just really, really exciting." Before her first sex scene, Knightley made special arrangements with director John Maybury: "It was kind of the first time I had done a nude thing. It was cool. It was only John, the cameraman and the focus-puller, so there were only three people."

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1. Not her first sex scenes?
2. The top half isn't fine. Well she did admit she hasn't got a big bust...
3. She's done nude scenes before probably.
4. Does she need Adrien there to make it look like a sex scene, therefore making it at least 4 people?

I dunno, was bored, do explain
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Knightley Scared To Bare Bottom


British beauty Keira Knightley is insecure about her body - and refuses to bear her naked bottom in front of the camera. The King Arthur screen siren recently filmed her first sex scenes in movie The Jacket, and she was anxious to have as few crew members on set as possible. The 19-year-old recalls telling a director, "You're not going to see my a*se! The top half is fine but the bottom half isn't. It's a girl thing. You know, it's just one of those things." Knightley jumped at the chance to star alongside Oscar-winner Adrien Brody in The Jacket because it was unlike any role she'd been offered before. She says, "When I read this script the character was different from anything I had played before and was just really, really exciting." Before her first sex scene, Knightley made special arrangements with director John Maybury: "It was kind of the first time I had done a nude thing. It was cool. It was only John, the cameraman and the focus-puller, so there were only three people."

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Wow thats amazing as was this:

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The top half is fine but the bottom half isn't
26-January-2005 | barrington

British beauty KEIRA KNIGHTLEY is insecure about her body - and refuses to bear her naked bottom in front of the camera.

The KING ARTHUR screen siren recently filmed her first sex scenes in movie THE JACKET, and she was anxious to have as few crew members on set as possible.

The 19-year-old recalls telling a director, "You're not going to see my a*se! The top half is fine but the bottom half isn't. It's a girl thing. You know, it's just one of those things."

Knightley jumped at the chance to star alongside OSCAR-winner ADRIEN BRODY in The Jacket because it was unlike any role she'd been offered before.

She says, "When I read this script the character was different from anything I had played before and was just really, really exciting."

Before her first sex scene, Knightley made special arrangements with director JOHN MAYBURY: "It was kind of the first time I had done a nude thing. It was cool. It was only John, the cameraman and the focus-puller, so there were only three people."
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Old 31-01-2005, 10:49 AM   Senior Registered Member #168
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uno, if i was her, id prefer to show of my perfectly rounded lower half, more than my rather small top half. Maybey its just me.
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Old 31-01-2005, 11:24 AM   Officer #169
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Haha, sorry. Can you blame me? It wasn't updated for eons (sniff). I will do so from now on.

My apologies.

Edit: Just checked it. Wow. You guys are really on top of it nowadays.
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Old 31-01-2005, 07:15 PM   #170
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I wish & pray for Keira the same as I wish for y'all my friends here @KKW: I hope Keira finds peace, comfort & contentment with her life, her body, looks, health, career, lodging/housing & relationships as she sees fit. Especially with intimate/close, personal relationships with family, romantic interest or interests, friends at home & relations at work. I am also kind of grateful that I am a nobody of no interest to other people, in any media. If I screw up, asside from my wife, daughter, family & a few close friends, no one will know or care. Anonymity is OK with me as long as my employer spells my name correctly on my paycheck. Who cares if no one has ever heard of Andy. I'm cool with that, but I'm not in the intertainment industry, thank God.

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Old 01-02-2005, 02:25 AM   #171
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Old 25-02-2005, 12:56 AM   #172
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beyond hot

Keira knightley is so hot!!!

i cant get enough of her movies and he body!!!

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Old 25-02-2005, 05:20 AM   #173
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was it realli have first sex scene?

I regard those in Doctor Zhivago as rather close to the standard
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Old 16-03-2005, 07:06 PM   #174
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Keira Knightley’s Photoshop Breast Work

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Movie blog Tagline, crazed with the apparent dishonesty of the Touchstone/Disney marketing department’s abuse of Keira Knightley’s chest, did a little more investigation into the issue. They uncover this quote from a Knightley interview with the Guardian:

“I was about three times the size I am now. It worried me, but it was cool, it was a body that was doing what it should do. I haven’t got a clue because I don’t weigh myself, but it was all muscle and I was big. My neck disappeared. My chest flattened even more. It wasn’t the most feminine thing in the world, but it worked for the part…”

Ah, now we get it. The marketing people were on a humanitarian mission to replace the “femininity” Keira sacrificed in the name of her craft! These are noble people. And if their act of mercy sells a couple of extra tickets to spank-happy teenage boys who wind up disappointmed at Keira’s lack of on-screen jiggle, it serves them right for showing up with the wrong intentions.
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Old 27-03-2005, 04:05 PM   #175
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Keira sick of her 'perfect' characters

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Pirates of the Caribbean star Keira Knightley has admitted that she is sick of playing "perfect" characters and would like more of her characters to have noticeable flaws.

The actress revealed that she preferred starring in The Jacket alongside Adrien Brody, because her character was darker and more interesting.

"I always think imperfection is much more interesting than the perfect," Breakingnews.ie quote Knightley as saying. "Everyone wants to be perfect but it's boring, it's not real.

"Characters who are deeply flawed are a million times more interesting to watch. You can actually identify with them."
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Cheers for that. I'd agree flawed characters are a lot more interesting to watch. And also, you have a HUGE signature, I'd suggest a resize
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KNIGHTLEY'S OUTGOING PERSONA IS AN ACT

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KEIRA KNIGHTLEY's playwright mother sees through her daughter's public persona because she is really an introverted person.

The 20-year-old British beauty is more likely to stay home with her head in a book than out socialising according to mother SHARMAN MacDONALD.

MacDonald says, "She's not an extrovert at all. The way she comes across in her publicity and television interviews is nothing more than a public front. We tend to spend most of our time with our heads buried in a book.

"Reading is like a drug for us. People say it's anti-life, but we can't help it. My father ready three books a day, and the kids have grown up surrounded by them."
wow....... must be a slow day in the news.......

KNIGHTLEY INSPIRED BY LOVE FOR ACCENT

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Actress KEIRA KNIGHTLEY studied rocker COURTNEY LOVE's speech to help her prepare for her latest movie.

The British beauty bombarded herself with interviews involving the troubled blonde during six weeks of intense voice coaching to help her attain an American accent for psychological thriller THE JACKET.

Knightley, 20, explains, "She comes from Vermont and first of all I tried to lay it on top of my own English voice and that doesn't work.

"And then the director wanted me to have a much lower, kind of huskier voice. So I worked to lower my tone and be a lot more breathy. That was the hardest thing of all.

"Listening to music helped. I listened to a lot of Courtney Love and tapes of interviews she did. Bits of MICHELLE PFEIFFER as well."
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Are we supposed to feel sorry for her now that she had to go through that?
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Keira Knightley to wield swords now!

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Keira Knightley will be showing off some adventurous moves as she is learning sword fighting for the sequel to Pirates of the Caribbean .

According to The Sun, the actress, who is presently shooting for -Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest , at St. Vincent with stuntmen and co-star Johnny Depp, has been rehearsing fight scenes wielding two swords.

The action of “Dead Man’s Chest” between Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) and Keira’s reel love Will Turner, would only be seen by next year and the third sequel to the film is also expected around 2007.
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Knightley Lusts After Grant!!

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Hollywood beauty KEIRA KNIGHTLEY is desperate to work her LOVE ACTUALLY co-star HUGH GRANT again - because she has a secret crush on the English heart-throb.

Knightley and Grant both starred in RICHARD CURTIS' 2003 romantic comedy - but didn't appear in any scenes together.

The 20-year-old star gushes, "I'd like to do one scene with Hugh Grant.

"I think he's pretty sexy and British as well. We should try and work together."

Knightley and Grant have both been in relationships since last year (04) - with Irish model JAMIE DORNAN and socialite JEMIMA KHAN respectively.
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