Keira Shaken By Comic Relief Trip
Movie actress KEIRA KNIGHTLEY was so appalled by the conditions in poverty-stricken Africa during a recent fundraising visit, she frequently felt like bursting into tears.
The 19-year-old star jumped at the chance to join her LOVE ACTUALLY director RICHARD CURTIS on a five-day visit to Ethiopia, organised by British charity event COMIC RELIEF.
But nothing prepared Knightley her for the terrible scenes of deprivation she witnessed first-hand.
She says, "Confronting conditions in Africa was the most shocking experience of my life. The scenes on the street really shook me.
"I'd seen so many documentaries about Ethiopia that I thought I wouldn't find it all massively shocking. I was very wrong. I was on the edge of tears all the way through the first day.
"Realising that some people in Africa had nothing without searching through a bin or a pile of sewage was horrendous."07/03/2005 14:23