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The Hollywood Gossip: Yeah right.

Despite the actress' remarkably brittle, slender figure, the mother of Keira Knightley insists it's thanks to her genes, not her diet.

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"She's always been thin," Keira's mom, Sharman Macdonald, told Britain's Sunday Times. "She's her daddy's daughter, with his long body."

Like her father, the actress, 23, must "eat like a horse," to maintain her weight, Macdonald said. Mmm hmm. We've heard it all before.

Last year, Keira Knightley successfully sued Britain's Daily Mail, saying the tabloid implied she lied about having an eating disorder.

In 2006, Knightley vociferously denied that she suffered from anorexia. She soon began dating Rupert Friend, who's some sort of actor.

That's not at all relevant, but we thought you might be interested.

In the Times interview, Knightley's mom says the rumors are all upsetting, especially because she felt there was little she could do about them.

"It's a playground situation that we're looking at with the press â€" it's a form of bullying â€" but what can we do?"

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Keira Knightley says she was "sick" and "devastated" when images of her appeared on celebrity gossip sites and in articles covering the ongoing "skinny celebrity" debate.

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"When all that blew up, I felt terrible," the actress, 22, tells the British edition of Elle in its June issue.

"It appeared that I were promoting something when I absolutely was not. I am thin because that's what I am, and I was thinner at that point because of the work I do. Nothing else."

In January, when the photos were taken, Keira Knightley had just finished filming the final installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, At World's End.

"I had lost weight," she says.

THG NOTE: Noooooooooo kidding.

"We were filming in searing temperatures and shooting fight scenes in which you were wearing a wetsuit underneath a load of corsets, fighting with heavy weights in the water. Can you imagine a more advanced cardio workout than that done hour after hour?"

In January, the Love Actually star sued Britain's Daily Mail tabloid for implying she lied about having anorexia.

"I was completely devastated by all that," she tells Elle about the anorexia rumors, adding that she even visited her doctor for advice on how to put on weight. "Whatever people say about my weight they are all wrong."

"He told me that for someone of my body type to get to a [European] size 12, I would have to eat a lot of sh!t food, stop exercising and drink loads," she says.

THG NOTE: In other words, become Britney Spears, circa 2004-2006.

"But I don't want to have to go 'round eating crap and being really unhealthy in order for people to stop having a go at me."

She's also learning to get past her own insecurities about her body. "I wish I had longer legs, but I haven't," says the porn comic babe. "What I have does its job. Ironically, I'm learning to become more happy with myself as a result of this."

Knightley, who dates actor Rupert Friend, her costar in 2005's Pride and Prejudice, and who looks like her Pirates costar Orlando Bloom, also says she may eventually quit acting:

"I can see myself in five years or whatever just giving the whole thing up. I made a decision recently that I want a life instead."

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An awkward moment for Johnny Depp? Filming a kissing scene with his young (gorgeous!) co-star, Keira Knightly for Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest.

But what makes Knightly uncomfortable? Every time someone asks about her weight. At the London's premiere of Pirates on Monday night, she responded to a question about her figure with: "Whatever people say about my weight they are all wrong."

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The 21-year-old continued in an interview with People magazine:

"Hollywood is all about the way you look, and I don't think that's the healthy thing for anyone. But, if you're strong and comfortable with yourself, then you're going to be fine."

Part of the reason why questions about her health came up at the premiere? Knightley's slight figure was on display in a low-cut, backless bronze Gucci dress (pictured).

Nevertheless, she reiteratied that there's nothing to worry about.

"I've got a lot of experience with anorexia â€" my grandmother and great-grandmother suffered from it, and I had a lot of friends at school who suffered from it," Knightley said. "I know it's not something to be taken lightly and I don't."

Also spotted at the festivities were Depp - decked out in a fedora and sunglasses. He greeted fans and signed autographs for more than an hour.

Orlando Bloom, meanwhile, was also present and reports state he couldn't help himself, peeking down the front of Knightley's gown, which opened to her belly button.

"I haven't flashed anyone yet," she joked.

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