Keira won't play safe in Pirates 2 and 3

“It’s my life now,” says Knightley…

Hoist the main sail, up anchor and brace the… um… thing that requires urgent bracing. Sorry. We’re just losing our cookies over the hugely anticipated sequels to ace swashbuckler Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl.

Keira Knightley is currently halfway through filming part two, Dead Man’s Chest, and the trilogy closer. “It’s my life now. There is nothing else,” she laughs. “You have no idea what's going to happen in the second one. I promise you, it will surprise you.”

So she’s confident. And would that have something to do with the fact that Johnny Depp’s firing on all cylinders as glam-rock rogue Cap’n Jack Sparrow? “Oh, absolutely!” she grins. “The character was written completely straight, so that is entirely his and Gore Verbinski's. And talk about risks: a) you're making a pirate movie, that hasn't worked in God knows how long; b) you're making a film based on a Disney theme park ride; and c) you’ve got Johnny Depp going mental over there, and you're just thinking, 'How is this going to work?' I think you've got to take the risks. There's no point playing it safe, because either you'll get bored or the audiences will get bored.”

Bored? Watching a corseted Keira kicking pirate butt? Not us, chummy.

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