Keira Knightley is among several British stars who appear in a short film by Jason Bell that takes a stab at recreating several famous scenes from Hollywood’s varied history, and her bit is getting a lot of attention this week. The actress took on Meg Ryan’s famous scene from When Harry Met Sally…you know the one.
Knightley joined fellow actors Felicity Jones, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Dormer, and Emily Blunt for the short film–which was created for Vanity Fair–and tackles the role all by herself in a diner. Other segments include scenes from Bonnie And Clyde, Gone With The Wind, and To Have And Have Not. Jason Bell said he was inspired to do an all-Brit film comprising so many of Hollywood’s most famous scenes after realizing that there has been something of a British invasion in recent years.
Keira Knightley has been making headlines for her part in the film, which focuses on the actress as she sits alone in a gorgeous beaded gown.
Knightley was reunited with her Imitation Game co-star Benedict Cumberbatch for the film, and earlier this week they got together once more for a pre-BAFTA celebration at the Newport Beach Film Festival, where Knightley earned some attention with a shimmery floral dress with plenty of room for her growing belly. The mom-to-be said she had the gown custom-made and wanted a bit of room to move.
“People do wear tight things when they’re pregnant. I don’t really go for that,” Keira Knightley said. “The waist has disappeared, so I can’t do that.”
Cumberbatch is also expecting his first child, with fiancee Sophie Hunter. According to a source at the New York Post, the couple plan to marry soon.
“Sophie is a few months along, and both she and Benedict are very excited about it. They are also quietly planning to marry in early spring,” the source said.