Keira Knightley's attempts to learn method acting failed miserably - when she fell asleep while researching a role as an insomniac.

The 19-year-old actress was preparing for upcoming movie THE JACKET - which also stars ADRIEN BRODY - and decided to get into character by pushing herself to the limit.

Knightley explains, "I tried a bit of method. The character was meant to be a bit of an insomniac, so I tried to not sleep, though it didn't really work.

"I thought about staying awake so much that it sent me to sleep."

26/07/2004 17:45