Whereas many young stars would shy away from such a bloody role, coloured head to toe in warrior blue, Knightley relished it.
She says, "It was a bit like being an 11-year-old in the playground. You got dirty, you've got all these costumes and play knives.
"I suppose I did love it; maybe a bit too much, but nobody got hurt, so it was fine."05/07/2004 09:02