Knightley's Media Hype Backfires
The BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM star was devastated when she was initially turned down for the role of an alcoholic waitress who falls in love with a Gulf War Veteran in The Jacket and blames her increasing media attention.
The 19-year-old complains, "John didn't want me for the part and he told me so. He said he wasn't sure whether I could act, whether it was all hype, and he also told me he didn't know why I wanted to do his film. I said if I didn't do it, I'd be in corsets for the next 20 years. My mum says I was born 45."08/06/2004 13:41