The would-be lip lock after so much bickering? Knightley says the idea was hatched not by “Pride and prejudice” director Joe Wright but well before filming began, when she and Macfadyen met in an audition room.
“I did the scene with all of the guys who were up for Darcy, because I was cast before we found Mr. Darcy. It wasn’t in the script at all. But as we were doing the scene, it just so happened that it felt right to do, right at the end. So we went through the scene, and we did it really, really quickly. We were literally in each other’s faces. And then we both went in for a kiss, and went out. There was complete silence in the room. And he was cast straight after that.”