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Rachel Weisz 'clueless about Agora story'

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Rachel Weisz has admitted that she was not aware of the back story of Agora.

The Oscar-winning actress, who stars as the lead character Hypatia, has revealed that she was not familiar with the true-life tale of the female philosophy professor in 4th century Egypt.

Weisz told BBC News: "The thing I couldn't believe is that this is a true story. Everything that happens in the film is true apart from her having the slave and the slave being in love with her, that's a little Hollywood invention, but the fact that no one has made a film about her is pretty extraordinary.

"I'd never heard of her even. And she's a remarkable, remarkable woman."

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