Keira Knightley was permanently furious on the set of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL - because she was constantly wet and getting bitten by mosquitoes.

But the 18-year-old beauty managed to get away with her angry behaviour because it suited her role as ELIZABETH SWANN - but she claims the water thrown on co-star Johnny Depp was warm, so as not to upset him.

She says, "They dunk buckets of cold water over you. Actually, I have to say, Johnny had hot water, so that goes to show the level of status.

"The problem is that you attract mosquitoes when you're damp. I had so many mosquito bites it was ridiculous. And you start to smell because you're clothes start rotting.

"It wasn't exactly pleasant all the time, but I was meant to be p***ed off. And let me tell you, I was seriously p***ed off."

01/08/2003 17:29