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Quote of the Day: Keira Knightley on Her Pout

Keira Knightley in 'Pride and Prejudice' Keira Knightley for Chanel

"I’ve got [the pout] out of my system. I didn’t know I did it so much, and [Pride and Prejudice director] Joe [Wright] banned it from the film. Then, when we did the Chanel adverts he said, 'You know that pout we banned? Can we have it back and as much as possible.'"

- Keira Knightley recalls director Joe Wright eliminating her pout on set only to later ask her for it during a Chanel shoot.

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Keira Knightley Is Tired of Her Characters Dying

Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley is tired of her characters dying in movies.

The 28-year-old actress appeared on the red carpet for the European premiere of her latest film, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit at the Vue cinema in London's Leicester Square and said she chose to appear in an action film because it was more "fun" than some of her recent roles, which have included Never Let Me Go, A Dangerous Method and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.

"I got to the end of Anna Karenina and I sort of realized that I'd either been dying in every film or something horrific was happening to me in every film, and I wanted to do something where that didn't happen. I wanted goodies and baddies... this is a piece of wonderful, totally pure Hollywood entertainment, which I fancied. And then I did two more movies - one called Can a Song Save Your Life and one called Laggies - that are just incredibly positive and fun."

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Emma Watson Doesn’t Want ‘50 Shades’ Role

Emma WatsonEmma Watson doesn't want to star in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie.

While the 22-year-old actress was reported to be the frontrunner to play the female protagonist Anastasia Steele in the film - which is based on E. L. James' best-selling erotic novel of the same name - Emma isn't interested in the movie.

"Who here actually thinks I would do 50 Shades of Grey as a movie? Like really. For real. In real life (sic)," she wrote on Twitter.

The role would be a huge departure from Emma's previous movies as Anastasia is the love interest of Christian Grey, the male protagonist of the book who introduces her to the world of bondage and kinky sex.

Keira Knightley was also linked to the movie but the Pirates of the Caribbean star was equally unenthusiastic about taking on the raunchy role. When asked if her next project will be a more risque literary adaptation than she has done in the past, she replied, "No, it's not. It's not going to be Fifty Shades of Grey. You know, I normally don't like to give a definite about anything, [but] I can definitely say it will not be Fifty Shades of Grey."

Quote of the Day: Keira Knightley on Nudity

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Celebrity Gossip, Filmmaking,

Keira Knightley on the cover of 'Allure'

"I'm quite rigorous about what gets exposed. No bottom half! I don't mind exposing my t*** because they're so small -- people really aren't that interested."

- Keira Knightley talks about what she is and isn't willing to expose on camera.

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Keira Knightley Struggled with Dancing

Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley was upset she couldn't pick up the dance moves in Anna Karenina.

The British actress - who plays the title role in the Joe Wright-directed film - found it frustrating when she couldn't pick up the intricate and elaborate routines in the film, whereas her co-star Aaron Taylor-Johnson had no problem at all: "I think I'm quite good at picking things up and I found this impossible and Aaron could just do it in about five seconds. It took a really long time."

However it was not all easy for Aaron, as Joe revealed he was sick during the shooting of the dance scenes. "One day when Aaron was actually ill, and there's a bit in the dance when he has a really red face, he was trying not to be sick," Joe added.

Much of the film takes place in a theatre which constantly changes scenery, despite Joe thinking he was a much more "on location" kind of director. "I always thought I'd be the kind of filmmaker who dealt predominately with real locations, but I find more and more that I like creating spaces in which to play out our dreams. Often there are quite critical limitations put on filming in these locations, so it was interesting," he said.

David Cronenberg: ‘My Movies Are Irrelevant to Me’

A Dangerous MethodDavid Cronenberg feels his movies are "totally irrelevant" to him. The director - who is renowned for making films in the body horror genre, which explores people's fears of transformation - isn't worried if there are no links between any of his films because he sees them as standalone projects.

"The movies I have done are totally irrelevant to me - I don't worry about a connection because I'm making the movie and it will be there."

But in his latest directed movie A Dangerous Method - which tells the story of the intense relationship between psychiatrist Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) and his psychoanalyst mentor Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen) - David thinks there is an association between the graphic nature of the motion picture and his other films: "You could say, well, Freud insisted on the reality of the human body at a time when people didn't want to know about the body and covered it up with many layers of clothes. Freud talked about penises and vaginas and anuses and excrement and child abuse and incest. That connects this movie to my other movies."

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Deconstructing Diana: Which Hollywood Lady Will Play the Princess?

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Biopics, Drama, Casting, Rumors,

One of Hollywood’s leading ladies is about to become royalty … for one movie, anyway. An upcoming Princess Diana biopic will give one actress the chance to play the iconic role.

Brit Keira Knightley is the top contender for the role, according to gossip, though blonde bombshell Scarlett Johansson is also being considered. Producers are hoping to get Helen Mirren, who played the title role in The Queen, to play Diana’s mother Frances Shand Kydd.

The movie will follow Diana's life from early childhood to her untimely 1997 death.

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In Theaters This Weekend: September 17, 2010

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Alpha and Omega (PG): starring Justin Long, Hayden Panettiere, Christina Ricci (directed by Anthony Bell, Ben Gluck)
  • Devil (PG-13): starring Chris Messina, Logan Marshall-Green, Jenny O’Hara (directed by John Erick Dowdle)
  • Easy A (PG-13): starring Emma Stone, Penn Badgely, Thomas Haden Church (directed by Will Gluck)
  • The Town (R): starring Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm (directed by Ben Affleck)

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Matt Damon Gets Tender With Keira Knightley

Matt DamonMatt Damon is set to star in a new period drama alongside Keira Knightley.

The star - who already has three movies in the pipeline this year - has reportedly been offered a role in the movie adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic Tender Is the Night, even though no director has been chosen yet by 20th Century Fox. 

The 39-year-old actor would play a talented young doctor called Dick Diver who lives on the French Riviera in the 1920s with his wife Nicole. The movie, which so far has only a script written by David Nicchols, tells the tale of Dick as he goes through life, weighing up different issues in his mind such as his wife’s wealth.

The female lead has been offered to British actress Keira, who is said to be keen to star with the American star. Matt recently admitted he has such a busy schedule this year he doesn’t plan on taking any time off:

“I want to direct someday and I can’t really pass up the chance to work with the people I’m getting to work with. I’ve worked with Paul Greengrass three times now, and Clint Eastwood twice, and five or six times, and the Cohen Brothers this month. As long as that keeps happening, I can’t see myself taking time off, unless the work dried up.”

Tender Is the Night does not yet have a release date.

Ryan Phillippe Auditioning for Captain America

Ryan PhillippeMacGruber star recently confirmed to MTV News that he will be auditioning for the part of Steve Rogers, the lead role in The First Avenger: Captain America.

“I actually am going in to meet on Captain America, which is kind of cool. After Superman, he was kind of my favorite,” Phillippe said about the superhero.

Ryan, however, faces stiff competition for the role. (Fantastic Four), Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl) and Channing Tatum (G.I. Joe) are also believed to be in contention.

A shortlist for the female lead of Golden Girl reportedly includes Keira Knightley, Emily Blunt and Alice Eve. Meanwhile, Hugo Weaving (The Matrix) has been cast as Captain America’s adversary, the Red Skull.

The film - which is being directed by The Wolfman filmmaker Joe Johnston - is scheduled for release in July 2011.

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