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3 items from 2011

Knightley In Early Talks For Romeo Redux

18 August 2011 6:27 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Keira Knightley is said to be in very early discussions to star in "Rosaline" for Fox 2000 reports Vulture. Knightley is both the studio and producer Shawn Levy’s first choice to play the lead role of Rosaline.

The film is an adaptation of Rebecca Serle's upcoming first novel "When You Were Mine" which re-tells Shakespeare’s great tragedy "Romeo and Juliet" from the perspective of the normally unseen Rosaline, the celibate niece of Capulet and Romeo's first love. When Romeo sneaks into a Capulet gathering to find her towards the play's start, he spots Juliet instead and instantly falls in love with her.

Though frequently mentioned throughout the play, the character never actually appears and has only rarely been portrayed on film (and even then in tiny cameos). In many ways she's the quintessential plot device, without her Romeo wouldn't be at a Capulet party and thus wouldn't meet Juliet. »

- Garth Franklin

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Keira Knightley 'saved housing money in jar'

13 June 2011 12:07 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Keira Knightley has revealed that her mum brought her up to treat people well. The Pirates of the Caribbean actress, who is currently appearing in The Children's Hour in London's West End, insisted that fame hasn't changed her as a person. The 26-year-old star was brought up in Teddington, London, with her mum Sharman MacDonald and dad Will Knightley. Keira told The Mirror: "I was always brought up by Mum to treat people how I (more) »

- By Kristy Kelly

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Keira Knightley Needs Mother's Permission to Buy Expensive Clothing

1 February 2011 10:05 PM, PST | Celebrity Mania | See recent Celebrity Mania news »

Keira Knightley had to get permission from her mother to buy her most expensive item of clothing. The millionaire actress owns a sheepskin coat from fashion house Burberry, which cost 2,795 pounds, but she could only go through with the purchase after being given the go-ahead by her mum Sharman MacDonald, who told her she had to wear the garment every day.

"My mum was like, 'You cannot spend that amount of money on a coat,' and I was like, 'No, you're right I can't, I can't'. And then literally it was months and months of thinking about it and thinking, 'I'm not going to do it, I'm not going to do it,' " she told Elle magazine. "But then she said, 'Right, if you're going to buy it, you have to wear it all the time.' I wore it every day last year and I'm going to wear it every day this year. »

- celebrity-mania.com

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