Macdonald had penned the role of Caitlin Thomas just for her in the upcoming film about Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. "I said, 'You're playing Caitlin,' and she said, 'No, I like Vera,'" Contactmusic quoted Macdonald, as saying. As a result, the part of Vera Phillips, one of the Welsh poet's love interests, was transformed to Knightley's liking.
"She wasn't even a singer until Keira decided to play her," she added. The movie is set for its world premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival in Scotland on 18 June (08).