British actress Keira Knightley is refusing to employ an American publicist to boost her profile in Hollywood, because she has no idea what they achieve for their star clients.

The Pirates Of The Caribbean beauty has become an A-list name in the competitive movie town, but she's far happier playing pool with her pals than mingling with industry bosses.

And Knightley is so dumbfounded at the phenomenal rate at which her career is gaining momentum, she deems enlisting a publicist a total waste of money.

She says, "I've never seen the point of one. I'm not sure what it is they do, and I think you have to pay them a lot of money. Paying a lot of money for something when you're not quite sure what they do doesn't seem to make any sense at all."

08/05/2005 21:50