Keira Knightley has hearts racing in a stunning new Chanel campaign

She may have just signed on to play Tinker Bell in an upcoming Peter Pan prequel film, but Keira Knightley’s latest role is a little more sophisticated.

The 25-year-old face of Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle fragrance reveals that she plays a sort of ‘superwoman’ in the perfume’s latest ad campaign.

A teaser of the new video, to be released in full on Monday, shows Keira in a beige catsuit standing next to a vintage motorbike, while a voice-over from the actress talks about the campaign.

‘Nobody said exactly what it was going to be like,’ she says.

‘I knew that it was something about a motorbike, and I knew that it was going to be beige. They said, ‘Sort of catsuit,’ and I said, “OK.”

‘It was completely unexpected. It’s a Chanel superwoman, I think.’

The video shows Keira leaning against the Ducati bike, which matches her beige catsuit, while she waits to start filming. She looks stylish and chic, if a little bored, while she waits.

Keira filmed the campaign back in September, when she was pictured zooming around the Place de la Concord in Paris.

While she appears perfectly coiffed in the teaser trailer, we can see from the pictures taken last year that Keira will don her helmet to race around the city.

The Pirates of the Carribean star appeared to be concentrating hard as she sat astride her stylish vehicle, although it doesn’t look like she did much actual driving.

Keira was towed on a trailer as a camera captured close-ups of her face, and a stunt woman was also seen taking over from the actress.

Miss Knightley has been the celebrity face of the French Fashion House since 2006.

The action-themed campaign is something of a departure from previous Chanel ads – including Keira’s previous Coco Mademoiselle ones as well as Nicole Kidman and Audrey Toutou’s Chanel No. 5 campaigns –  which have had a primarily romantic, whimsical style.

Keira can be seen in Syfy’s Neverland, alongside Anna Friel, Bob Hoskins and Rhys Ifans, to be screened on Sky Movies Premiere HD in the summer.

She is currently starring in West End play The Children’s Hour with Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss.

 

 

Copyright 2011 by The Daily Mail

 

 

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