updated 06/02/2008 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 06/02/2008 AT 11:50 AM ET
As Vera Philips, the lover of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas in the new biopic, The Edge of Love, Knightley, 23, sings “Blue Tahitian Moon.” “I did some lessons with a voice coach because I can’t sing,” the actress recently said. “It was live. There were 100 extras and John [Maybury, the director] was like, ‘Now you’re going to sing.’ I’ve never been so frightened in my entire life.”
The film, written by Knightley’s mom, Sharman Macdonald, and costarring Sienna Miller and Matthew Rhys, will open this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival on June 18.
– Janet Mock