Kate Beckinsale - Wikipedia
On the Graham Norton Show recently, Kate Beckinsale revealed the real Kate spoke out about her relationship with director Michael Bay, who about his reasons for casting Ben Affleck, Josh Harnett and Kate herself. Danny's star-crossed romance with Kate Beckinsale's Nurse Evelyn that we're all actual grown humans; not just for Dreamy Josh Hartnett™. of Bay's frequently thorny relationships with his leading ladies and, yes, why he had chosen Ben [Affleck] and Josh [Hartnett], and he said, 'I have We say: Bay's suggestion that Kate Beckinsale is average-looking is not.
Women feel disturbed when they see someone's too pretty. It wasn't exactly like I had my nipple rings in. I just didn't have the confidence to put that into perspective at the time. Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly praised "the avid eyed, ruby lipped Kate Beckinsale, the rare actress whose intelligence gives her a sensual bloom; she's like Parker Posey without irony. Beckinsale do what they can with their lines, and glow with the satiny shine of real movie stars.
It was filmed directly after Pearl Harbor and Beckinsale found it "a real relief to return to something slightly more familiar. She found their sex scene awkward because she knew Bale well: Holden found the film "superbly acted, with the exception of Ms.
Beckinsale, whose tense, colourless Alex conveys no inner life. The film was markedly different from her previous work, and Beckinsale has said she was grateful for the change of pace after appearing in "a bunch of period stuff and then a bunch of romantic comedies,"  adding that "It was quite a challenge for me to play an action heroine and pull off all that training when [in real life] I can't catch a ball if it's coming my way.
She was "so surprised" to be appearing in her second action film in two years. Scorsese decided to cast Beckinsale because, "I've always liked her.
I've seen all her work, and I was glad that she agreed to audition. Ken Tucker of New York Magazine said she played the part "in full va-va-voom blossom"  while LaSalle felt that she manages "to convince us that Ava was one of the great broads of all time.
Evolutiondirected by her husband. The opportunity to play a mother "was one of the things that was attractive to me" about the part. Focus on small-scale drama[ edit ] Beckinsale then made a return to smaller-scale projects: But that's not necessarily how it's perceived by everybody else, which I do understand.
The harrowing film, in which she played an overwhelmed single mother, put Beckinsale "in kind of a tough place. Hard as she works to convince us otherwise, it's a stretch to believe that a woman with the kind of poised confidence in her own beauty she manifests would wind up with an underachieving mouth breather like Glenn. Sarah Jessica Parker was originally cast in the part, but she dropped out before filming began. Beckinsale played a waitressing single mother in an ensemble cast which included Dakota FanningJennifer Hudsonand Forest Whitaker.
As part of her research for the role, "I spent some time at The L. Times with some female reporters, and I spoke to Judith Miller about her experience I really researched the hell out of that one and it was an amazingly fulfilling, brilliant experience. It was filmed in ManitobaCanada. Beckinsale is the lovely as ever, and does her best with the material, but moribund pacing and an uninspired plot leave Whiteout in the cold.
Rise of the Lycans ; she appeared in flashforwards composed of footage from 's Underworld. Beckinsale was excited by the opportunity to work with De Niro, whom she had first encountered "years and years ago when I just had Lily and he was putting together a reading of The Good Shepherd.
Beckinsale first appeared in the action thriller Contraband. She had a supporting role as the wife of Mark Wahlberg 's character, a former criminal who gets forced back into a life of crime after his family members are threatened. So what did you learn about being a nurse for Pearl Harbor ? Giggles I learned how to give people shots, in the bum.
Kate Beckinsale Reveals The Real Reason Michael Bay Cast Her In 'Pearl Harbour' | ELLE Australia
There's a big inoculation scene and we had these poor volunteers who had to bare their bottoms for me. It wasn't real drugs, just saline, and I got quite good at it until the last one jumped in the air. Then I lost my confidence. Is it true you had no idea that [Pearl Harbor was such a big deal? I read the script and loved it. It was never a case of, OK, I've done the indie movies, now it's time to do a big Hollywood blockbuster.
I just loved the story so much, and my character who's kind of old-fashioned really appealed to me. You have a big kissing scene with hot young star Josh Hartnett. God, it was my very first day and I had to kiss him madly in the middle of the sea which was really difficult. We were splashing around and trying to stay afloat and we both ended up just spitting tons of salt water into each other's mouths, so I don't know how sexy it was.
Kissing strangers in movies is never that easy either. He was great and he really helped me a lot as it was my first big film. He's just a great guy and very sweet. We all had a good time together, especially the girls.
Speaking of great guys, you and Michael seem to be very happy together. We've been together since and it was only when I met him that my life really fell into place, and then we had Lily, so it's totally changed everything.
Is he very protective of you? Yes, very, and I like that. He's protective of the people he loves, so I'm very glad I'm one of those. Is it true that Michael got into a fist fight with Jeremy Northamyour co-star in Golden Bowl, the when he came to visit you on the set? Oh God, this story is going to follow me around forever. What happened was that I'd just got there so it was the first week of shooting, and no one was that organized or prepared as we'd all just arrived at the very last minute.
So there was all that sort of pressure. The thing is, there's all these pressures anyway, and different actors behave differently, and basically Jeremy and I had a disagreement about something. So I'm also taking care of Lily who was just six months old at the time and I was still breast-feeding and then Michael came down to the set to pick her up and suddenly sees this man yelling at me.
So naturally he got very upset and that was that. The truth is, he's never hit anyone before in his life and it was kind of shocking, but in a weird way it really broke the ice and it was all OK after that.
I actually had a good time making the film. Recently you've been called 'beautiful' and 'gorgeous,' but you've also said in the past, 'I'm got small breasts and a pointy face. No, I think it's that weird thing where things I said when I was 18 or 19 have come back to haunt me. I've reached the conclusion recently that nobody should be allowed to speak to anybody in an interview until they're about 25 laughsbecause some of the things that come out of your mouth.
- Kate Beckinsale Reveals The Disgusting Reason Why Michael Bay Really Hired Her For 'Pearl Harbour'
You just go, 'Oh Jesus, I wish I'd never said that. Giggles God, most mornings. I'd say nearly every single morning. And motherhood makes it even tougher.
You just realize that you're not in your own orbit anymore. How do you view the current Hollywood trend of actresses trying to look anorexic? I must say, the ones I've met haven't been anorexic-looking at all. I think there is that annoying thing that the camera does add a little weight to you. I read an article in a British newspaper recently which was talking about how normal tends to look fat on screen, and I immediately bristled.
But I kind of know what they mean. It's part of the job, looking OK on camera. Milkmen have to get up really early and we have to go to the gym.
It's just one of those things you have to do. But when it gets to the point where your hair's falling out and growing on your arms, then it's time to do something about it.
I think that people who are visibly anorexic really ought to be put on a sabbatical.
Kate Beckinsale reveals director Michael Bay’s sexist remarks
Didn't you have problem when you were younger? Yes, I was anorexic when I was 15, and it was kind of scary and awful. Did you feel a lot of peer pressure to be thin? No, I keep saying that I think it's a mode of breakdown that's most readily available to teenage girls. I've seen it because it happened to me when I was such a young teenager, and I associate it with teenagers.
I'm always surprised to hear someone in their '20s has got it because it seems such a teenage girl thing. Alcoholism then starts to become the front-runner, or drug dependence laughs.
But when you're just a year-old girl - that's who gets it, the really good girls with A-plus genes. Have you ever had your heart broken. Yes, and seriously, but not recently. We didn't stay in touch but I did mourn it for over five years.
I was studying Russian at the time, so I really got into it and it haunted me for ages. You just sort of remember all the soundtracks of a broken heart, so every time you hear those songs it's awful.
Your career's going great now, but you must have had some low points? Everyone does, but I had a couple of very early ones thrown at me, such as my dad dying when I was just 5.
And I wasn't a big fan of being between 15 and I just didn't enjoy it much. I remember my stepfather used to say, 'You're not ready to come out of your glass coffin yet,' like Snow White. And I wasn't ready. But then I met Michael and my life changed dramatically. What are your big extravagances now you're fabulously wealthy?
Laughs I'm so not fabulously wealthy!
I keep reading in British newspapers that I'm getting this extraordinary backend deal on Pearl Harbor which is so untrue. Everyone in England thinks that if it's a hit I'll be rolling in it, but the truth is they spent all the budget making the film, not paying the actors huge salaries.
I certainly didn't make a lot. If you do ever get some cash, what will you spend it on? I'm an obsessive baby clothes shopper.