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Was Keira Knightley really only 15-16 when she was in The Hole?

Old 03-24-04, 05:52 PM
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Was Keira Knightley really only 15-16 when she was in The Hole?

I was looking around imdb to see what films Keira Knightley might be starring in next (I do that when i'm bored) and noticed she was born in 1985, so that would make her either 15 or 16 (depending on when it was filmed) when she appeared topless in The Hole. I thought for sure she was in mid-20s, but is she really only 19?
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Boy, that thread title is just inviting lewd comments.
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from what i read in another thread, she was 17 when the scene's were filmed but 18 when the film came out.
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In case anyone's curious, the scene is almost a "blink and you'll miss it, er, them" kind of deal. Decent film though.
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I don't know exactly how it works, but, apperantly, somehow you can get some kind of permission or something in special cases to allow for this. Franco Zeffirelli did it in order to show a 15-16 year old Olivia Hussey topless in his 1968 version of Romeo And Juliet.

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Well, isn't it a British film? In some countries outside the US, seeing a 16 or 17 year old girl's boobs in a film doesn't necessarily risk the downfall of civilization, so its not such a big deal.
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and also people in the uk think we are nuts for making a big deal over a tit
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It would still cause trouble in the U.S. though, regardless of where it was made.
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The film came out in 2000, so using basic math that would her 15. And I'm quite positive she was born in '85. I can't really confirm it...

I'm assuming this is why it wasn't released here on DVD when it was initially suppose to (Oct. 2003)... then all of a sudden, no advance word, it was cancelled. Who knows, though.

I've read you can get permission from a parent. I believe Kiera's parents were there on the set. Same goes with Thora Birch's scene in American Beauty (she was 17)... odd, considering they were both in The Hole.

But as said previously, it was a very, very, very quick scene. No big deal whatsoever.

The flick was very decent, though. If interested, just get the Region 1 edition from Canada.
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Originally posted by Rypro 525
and also people in the uk think we are nuts for making a big deal over a tit
BOOBIE! Sorry, I'm just a sex-driven American, and I had to get that out of my system.

Never saw The Hole. Is it (the movie, not the boob) anything worth seeing?

Wasn't the girl in American Beauty underage? She just had her parents on the set. No big deal as far as I know.
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The movie was good, but nothing great.

A group of high schoolers in England decide to hide out in an abandoned bomb shelter in order to avoid a school field trip. They decide to stay in and party for a few days. When they decide to get out....they can't. It's locked. Weeks go by, food and water run out....
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Originally posted by troystiffler
BOOBIE! Sorry, I'm just a sex-driven American, and I had to get that out of my system.
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She was born in 1985 and "The Hole" came out in 2001, making her 15 or 16 when it was filmed.

She wouldn't be the first underage girl to display her wares on film. Thora Birch was 17 when she made "American Beauty" and Brooke Shields was only 12 or 13 when she made "Pretty Baby."
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Nudity aint porn. No one watched Romeo and Juliet in high school...unfortunate for you!
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Originally posted by Verbal Gorilla
Nudity aint porn. No one watched Romeo and Juliet in high school...unfortunate for you!
I'm not sure I follow you. Care to elaborate?
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Originally posted by cultshock
In case anyone's curious, the scene is almost a "blink and you'll miss it, er, them" kind of deal. Decent film though.
If I remember correctly there were also a couple of more shots
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of her on the slab
which were a little longer.
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matome,

You are correct. I completely forgot about that...
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Hey, she obviously was allowed to appear nude, otherwise there wouldn't be a release of this.

Spank away, guilt-free.
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Yeah, I forgot about those scenes too, matome. I guess that
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a "dead" girl's boobs aren't as memorable for me. Probably a good thing.
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Uhoh, I seem to be the only one that remembers those scenes!
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It apparantly isn't illegal to show an underage girl nude in film - it's all about context. Thora Birch was only 17 during the filming of "American Beauty" and she was topless in that film.
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Originally posted by Shannon Nutt
It apparantly isn't illegal to show an underage girl nude in film - it's all about context. Thora Birch was only 17 during the filming of "American Beauty" and she was topless in that film.
I remember hearing that Thora Birch is actually older than she says she is. I have a hard time believing Keira Knightley's really that young.
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Mena Souvari people, not Thora Birch, was in American Beauty.

Personally, I do not want to see Thora Birch naked.
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Originally posted by DVD Josh
Mena Souvari people, not Thora Birch, was in American Beauty.

Personally, I do not want to see Thora Birch naked.
both of them are
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Originally posted by DVD Josh
Mena Souvari people, not Thora Birch, was in American Beauty.

Personally, I do not want to see Thora Birch naked.
Uhm... they both have topless scenes in American Beauty


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