Dressed in glittering Chanel, a glamorous and smiling Keira Knightley helped kick off the 64th annual Venice Film Festival Wednsesday night in Italy.
Knightley is one of the dozens of stars flocking to the luxury destination to promote their wares. In Keira’s case, it’s the highly-anticipated period drama “Atonement,” which made its world premiere Wednseday night.
The period drama co-stars “The Last King of Scotland’s” James McAvoy, who Knightley told People has stunning lip dexterity.
“James [McAvoy] is the best kisser ever!” she gushed. And the star should know. She has previously locked lips with Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom during the “Pirates” trilogy series and guy candy fave Jonathan Rhys Meyers in “Bend It Like Beckham.”
Despite Knightley’s stunning performance in the film, which some are already calling Oscar-worthy, Keira caught the attention of the tabloids who reported she was looking thinner than usual. Knightley, a naturally skinny star, has regularly denied and gone so far as to lash out at papers who have accused her of having an eating disorder.
Other stars who have turned up at the festival include a very dapper Jude Law, who is promoting his new movie “Sleuth.” He hit the red carpet earlier today with that drama’s co-star, veteran actor, Michael Caine.