09:30 31 May 2005
Keira Knightley is quitting Britain to set up home in Los Angeles with boyfriend Jamie Dornan.
The stunning actress has reportedly bought a lavish apartment near Sunset Boulevard and plans to move in with the handsome model as soon as possible.
A source said: "Keira and Jamie are both being offered lots of movie projects. She felt it was the right time to buy a Hollywood property so she could have a permanent base there."
Meanwhile, Keira has confessed she had to beg to get the role in her latest movie.
The sexy star, who plays a down-on-her-luck woman in psychological thriller 'The Jacket', claims she was initially shunned after trying to get an audition for the part.
But the 20-year-old beauty finally got her chance, after convincing movie bosses that if she didn't get the role she would be typecast as an actress forever.
She revealed: "The director didn't want me for the part. He thought I was completely wrong. But I begged him, 'Please let me read, because otherwise I'm going to be stuck in corsets for the next 20 years.'"
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