Abbie Cornish plays John Keats' real life love interest, Fanny Brawne, to Ben Winshaw's Keats in her new sweepingly epic romantic film, "Bright Star." So, when MTV News got a hold of the actress, we couldn’t help but wonder if there's a little bit of Keats living inside her now, too.
Turns out though, she's more of a TuPac. "Yeah for sure [I'm a romantic]," she said. "I do read and write poetry and lyrics as well. I love music. Music's a big thing for me. I guess the most contemporary version of poetry would be rap and hip-hop. And I love hip hop. I emcee. I'm a rapper as well."
Unfortunately, Abbie wouldn’t spit a rhyme or two for us but promises that "next time" she meets up with reporter Josh Horowitz then she just might do it. And, maybe next time she'll also bring a few of the poems that she says have been written about her by lovers- past, and, perhaps, present.
"Ah yeah," she responded when asked if she's ever had a real-life suitor write her romantic poems. But she wouldn't reveal if one of those suitors include Ryan Phillippe. "Oh, take it easy! Good try though."