British actress Keira Knightley has a huge collection of battle scars from
her role as a medieval warrior in upcoming movie King Arthur.
The BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM star, 18, recently finished shooting the
eagerly-awaited epic in Dublin, Ireland, which features Clive Owen in the title
And Knightley is hoping fans will appreciate just how much intensive
training she's had to go through for her role as GUINEVERE: "I've been doing
boxing, sword-fighting, knifefighting, axe-fighting, archery and horse-riding
and I'm really,
really enjoying it all.
"I do get chucked around a lot, so I'm covered in bruises and scrapes, and
it's rather painful!"
Knightley was hand-picked for her action-packed role by producer JERRY
BRUCKHEIMER, who also cast in Pirates Of The Caribbean: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK
He says of Knightley, "She's got big arms now - bigger than mine! She
knows how to shoot a bow and arrow, she can handle a sword, she can ride a
horse, she can do just about anything."
And there's one factor of making this movie which suits the actress just
fine - she's surrounded by handsome men.
She notes, "It was me and my pirate boys on Pirates of the Caribbean and
now it's my and my boys in King Arthur... only they're wearing leather this
time, so it's absolutely divine! It's eye candy for me, so it's just lovely"