Thursday, April 15, 2010

Keira worked pennyless in her latest flick

British actress Keira Knightley worked penniless in her latest film, 'Maze', by the painter turned filmmaker Stuart Pearson Wright because she just clicked with his ideas.

The 23-year-old beauty appears as Elizabethan lover Constance in 10-minute short film 'Maze' which features the actress and her lover played by the artist in full period
costume, lost in a maze trying to find each other and was shot in one day for just 15,000 pounds, The Independent reported.

"I loved the idea of doing something that was purely creative, weird and wonderful and not a commercial venture. Ideas were emailed and then developed at Stuart's studio over cupcakes and tea, and under the skeleton of his dog, and a film piece was decided on: a collision of our worlds," Knightley said.

The filmmaker too insists he was pretty hesitant initially to work with a star like Knightley in his debut film, but she instantly put him at ease.

"I was impressed Keira agreed to do the film straight away. She had the humility to take direction from somebody who
lacked experience. She was as un-diva like as anybody could be, because she is so down to earth. She is not into playing the whole star game. She genuinely loves acting and I think she gives a great performance, in this film, in a very uncomfortable dress," Stuart said.

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