British actress Keira Knightley worked for free in her latest film, Maze, by the painter turned filmmaker Stuart Pearson Wright because she just clicked with his ideas. The 23-year-old beauty appears as Elizabethan lover Constance in 10-minute short film, which features the actress and her lover played by the artist in full period costume, lost in a maze trying to find each other.
The film was shot in one day for just 15,000 pounds, The Independent reported. “I loved the idea of doing something that was purely creative, weird and wonderful and not a commercial venture. Ideas were emailed and then developed at Stuart’s studio over cupcakes and tea, and under the skeleton of his dog, and a film piece was decided on: a collision of our worlds,” Knightley said.
The filmmaker too insists he was pretty hesitant initially to work with a star like Knightley in his debut film, but she instantly put him at ease.