Her role as the decoy queen in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) was kept secret in order to not spoil the surprise, it was maintained through the promotions that Portman played both the Queen and the decoy.[on Johnny Depp] Working with Johnny is incredible.He's one of the most talented actors of his generation and seeing him work and create the character is really extraordinary. He's not one of those actors who's like, "well, this is what my fans would like" or anything like that.Alexa's taking all the credit for them getting on so well – she's like Cilla Black when it comes to hooking up her friends."Keira's really smitten with James but wants to just quietly get on with it and see what happens."Keira's been making sure things move slowly.She certainly won't be stepping out on a red carpet with James in the near future.For legal reasons due to her age, her mother had to agree and the set was closed.(April 23, 2004) The Royal Shakespeare Company of Stratford, England, held a 2004 poll asking movie viewers to vote for the actor and actress they would love to see play Romeo and Juliet, and the winners were Knightley and James Marsters.More than 2,000 people voted for more than 150 different actors for both roles.She did about two hours of weight lifting, and then three hours either boxing, fighting, or horseback riding - Cosmopolitan, August 2004.
Knightley said, "I am absolutely thrilled to have come top of the poll, particularly as Juliet is a role I would very much love to play in the future.".Following the news that Carey Mulligan is dating the lead singer from Mumford and Sons, it's now been reported that the actress's Never Let Me Go co-star has struck up a special friendship with another UK band member…According to the Mirror, thesp Keira Knightley has been seeing James Righton from Mercury winning band Klaxons after being set up by Alexa Chung (who's also previously dated the musician herself - small clique-y world).Talking to the paper about Keira, who recently moved herself to Shoreditch after splitting up with actor Rupert Friend, a source blabbed:"She's extremely happy right now and really enjoying spending time with James."He's a real rocker and a lovely guy with it and she likes that whole scene – lately she's become far more rock and roll and has been hanging out with a really trendy crowd."Alexa set them up on a date as both of them were single and they hit it off straight away.She decided to audition anyway and the film makers liked her "acting" for the scene, as Jackie Price was to be a woman with many issues of loss and pain as well as being physically sick in general.She did her first topless scene at age 15, in The Hole (2001), whilst the film was released in 2001 it was filmed in 2000.