“I probably did slur my words,” Knightley told the U.K. edition of Glamour in its September issue about having a drink before her audition to play Eliza Doolittle. “I told [producer Cameron Mackintosh] that would be the only way I could sing in front of everyone.” The only way, eh? I wonder if that's the only way she can do other things as well. But I have a dirty mind.
Anyhow, whatever magic it was that worked in the audition room, whether it be the drinking or, I don't know, perhaps the fact that she's 23 and already has a couple of Oscar nominations under her belt, worked. Knightley WILL be playing Eliza. Big forking surprise, eh?