Remember Keira Knightley's beige catsuit clad Chanel Coco Mademoiselle commercial/short film? 'Course you do. And do you perhaps also recall her stripping off to pose for a ruggedly handsome fashion photographer co-star? Yep, us too! Well naturellement Grazia Daily leapt at the opportunity to meet the man himself - 33 year old Argentine actor Alberto Ammann.
Grazia Daily has been convinced of Keira Knightley's normality ever since discovering her with mosquito bites and blisters on her feet from her Prada platform brogues at the Venice film festival, and now it seems, we're not her only fan. 'She is an inspiration to me. She is humble and respectful, simple and elegant, hardworking and friendly...She is so normal, even though she is such a recognised figure.' marvels Alberto.
In Latin America, Ammann is equally famous, for films including the recent costume drama The Outlaw – the Spanish equivalent of Shakespeare in Love - but Amman jumped at the chance to raise his international profile. 'Her [Atonement] director Joe Wright suggested me. It was a magical moment when I got the part'.
You've never have guessed it but the Latino smoothie claims he was 'the most nervous out of everyone' on the Chanel film set in Paris, 'but the nerves disappeared as soon as I met Keira.'
And reassuringly for Amman, unlike in her upcoming movie ‘A Dangerous Method,’ Keira didn’t need a shot of vodka to calm her down before filming any love scenes.
'She put me at my ease,' he insists. 'We had so much fun, I’ll always be grateful to her.'
Having caught the attention of Chanel as a male muse, look out for the delectable Mr Ammann on future front rows. And if you want to see more of his acting talents, you can catch him on ‘The Outlaw’ , which is out on DVD this week. See the trailer below...
- Emma Pritchard Jones