Rising star Keira Knightley felt like a university student during filming on blockbuster KING ARTHUR - because she drank so much alcohol.

The beautiful actress, 19, spent her free time on the Irish film set boozing with co-stars Clive Owen, Ioan Gruffudd, Hugh Dancy and RAY WINSTONE.

Knightley enthuses, "The whole nomadic lifestyle. I love to keep moving. On King Arthur, it felt like how I imagine university to feel - just without the sex.

"We were in Dublin, going out, drinking too much and having a laugh. The guys were great, so cool, and I was one of the lads."

21/07/2004 08:53