Adam & Keira Reveal Jitters of Performing in 'Begin Again'

By DAVID WEINER

April 30, 2014

Adam Levine takes on his first big-screen role, while Keira Knightley sings and strums on-camera... Sounds like the perfect recipe for Begin Again, in theaters this summer, and the stars reveal that despite their immense talent, there were still plenty of jitters!

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"I never had the hankering to be an actor, and I don't even consider myself one still," says Adam, "but this was just one of those surprises that I followed, and it turned out to be one of the most fun, amazing experiences I ever had in my life."

Despite telling Keira that he was "really frightened" by his first acting gig, she lauded, "He's a natural entertainer, and acting is part of that, and he was totally brilliant at it, and so he certainly had nothing to worry about."

The new film from writer-director John Carney (Once), Begin Again follows talented college sweethearts Gretta (Knightley) and Dave (Levine), who are put to the test when they move to New York after Dave lands a deal with a major label. Soon, Gretta is forced to set out on her own path, finding solace in a disgraced record-label exec (Mark Ruffalo) who becomes captivated by her raw talent. Hailee Steinfeld, James Corden, Catherine Keener and Adam's The Voice pal Ceelo Green co-star.

Begin Again plays into theaters July 4.

Watch the full trailer for the film:

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