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Keira Knightley was mocked by friends for signing up for Bend It Like Beckham

During an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the Pirates of the Caribbean star was asked if she had any idea the sports comedy would be such a big hit and launch her to stardom back in 2002. In response, she revealed that her friends thought the title and concept of the film, which follows two girls trying to forge soccer careers, were "sort of ridiculous. No, no, no, I mean, I literally remember telling people that I was doing it, and saying, you know, 'It's called Bend It Like Beckham' and them going, 'Oh, that's really embarrassing.'"