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Knightley: I've got rid of my pout

Keira Knightley says she no longer feels the need to pout.

The British actress has previously told how she was banned by director Joe Wright from breaking into her trademark pout on his film Pride And Prejudice.

Now Keira says she has managed to stop it.

Keira told The Graham Norton Show: "I've got it out of my system.

"I didn't know I did it so much and Joe banned it from the film.

"Then, when we did the Chanel adverts, he said: 'You know that pout we banned? Can we have it back and as much as possible'."

Keira also told how she almost missed out on her Oscar-nominated role as Elizabeth Bennet in Pride And Prejudice, because the filmmaker thought she was too attractive.

"Joe Wright didn't want me for Pride And Prejudice because he thought I was too pretty, and then he met me and said: 'Oh no, you're fine!'", she told the TV show.

The 28-year-old, who stars opposite Kenneth Branagh and Chris Pine in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, revealed she was often mistaken for Natalie Portman by her own mum.

She played her double in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace when she was 12.

"Our mums did actually confuse us on set," she said, adding: "I didn't know what I was doing because it was so secret I didn't have a script. I saw the film when I was 13 and I still didn't know what was going on."

Keira also said her character in The Bill was one of her best.

"I was in The Bill as a child and it was the most exciting character I have ever played. I was just in one episode but I loved it and I was so cool at school because I was in it."

The Graham Norton Show will be on BBC One on January 24.

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