Bend It Like Beckham beauty Keira Knightley almost enjoyed smooching Orlando Bloom on the set of her new movie - but the experience was ruined by jealous teen girls.

The British screen stars appear alongside Johnny Depp in PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL, where a romance develops between Knightley's character ELIZABETH SWANN and Bloom's WILL TURNER.

But what should have been a pleasantly memorable experience for most young actresses was ruined for 20-year-old Knightley by envious youngsters on the set.

She explains, "Somebody thought it would be a great idea if they brought their teenage daughters along to the set on the day that we did the kissing scene - I thought I was gonna die! I thought they'd stampede me with the evil eyes I was getting from all of them."

02/07/2003 09:21