British actress Keira Knightley has found a great advantage to starring in big-budget flick Pirates Of The Caribbean: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL - her skin blemishes were edited out.

Knightley admits that while she's proud to have appeared in sleeper hit Bend It Like Beckham, the big disadvantage of the soccer movie's low budget was that her bumps and spots remained onscreen - whether she liked it or not.

She says, "In Beckham if you got a zit, it's onscreen for all eternity; that's it. In Pirates of the Caribbean I got a zit and they used to digitally remove it, which I think every teenage girl needs actually."

01/07/2003 21:06