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  Keira Knightley chats to Newsround
Updated 08 August 2003, 18.18
Keira Knightley
Newsround's Lizo Mzimba caught up with Pirates of the Caribbean and Bend It Like Beckham star Keira Knightley.

She revealed all about what it's like snogging Orlando Bloom!


Lizo: So, Keira, you get to snog Orlando Bloom?

Keira: I do get to snog Orlando, yes. I'm rather smug about it actually. I'm quite worried I'm going to get lynched by teenage girls but to all teenagers out there: 'I'm really sorry and he's a great kisser!'

Lizo: Come on - what's it like, give us a bit of detail.

Keira Knightley
Keira: Give us a bit of detail?! He kissed, I kissed, the sun set, it's all very romantic, we have fabulous clothes, he had a big feather in his hair and it's all good.

Lizo: How long did it take to film that scene? Did you keep on having to do extra takes just to make sure you got it absolutely spot on?

Keira: Obviously we had to get the feel of the kiss completely right so we did it six or seven times, it took several hours, lovely!

Lizo: And they were paying you to make this movie?

Keira: Yeah, they were paying me to kiss Orlando Bloom and get stuck on an island with Johnny Depp, somebody has to do it!

Lizo: Since we last saw you in Bend It Like Beckham, suddenly you're the female lead in this huge Hollywood blockbuster, what's that like?

Keira: It's very good, you know going from a movie like Bend It Like Beckham which was, I mean, no budget. Let alone low budget to a big monster of a movie like this! You can't really get much bigger than a Jerry Bruckheimer blockbuster, so it's very exciting.

Lizo: In this kind of movie you often get the female lead not having that much to do - they get kidnapped, rescued, kidnapped again and rescued. But that wasn't quite like that for you, was it?

Keira: Oh absolutely no! Elizabeth Swan, the character I play in Pirates of the Caribbean, definitely gives as good as she gets. She's a 21st century girl stuck in an 18th century world, and she kicks back, which was great.

Lizo: What were you like when you were at school dreaming of being an actress?

Keira Knightley
Keira: I was a swot. I was always at the front of the class, I always had my hand up. I got all my homework done on time, I never even had a detention! I feel really ashamed of myself; it's the most boring thing ever!

Lizo: And then how did [your career] this happen?

Keira: I don't know. I got Pirates of the Caribbean in the kind of normal way, my agent phoned and said: 'Do you want to go up for this movie?' and I said: 'Yes'.

Lizo: What do you do in your free time?

Keira: I go and see lots of movies and shop too much, meet girlfriends and all that kind of stuff.

Lizo: And what's all this stuff we've been reading about in the magazines about how you can't get a boyfriend?

Keira: No, no, I've never been chatted up, I'm waiting for a cheesy chat-up line so if anybody's got any, please send then in!

Lizo: Yes, send them into the website at the web address.

Keira: Lovely!

Lizo: And what's next for you after all this kind of swash and buckling?

Keira: I'm off to play Guinevere in King Arthur ... it should be really fun, I can't wait, that's why my hair's black.

Lizo: You were in Star Wars and Bend It Like Beckham but were you expecting success this quickly?

Keira: No no no! I've been very lucky in all of the parts that I've got. Who knows what's going to happen tomorrow but today is very good and I'm enjoying it.

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