Kate Beckinsale Says She's Not Tough as Nails Like Her Characters
Here is what the 42-year-old actress had to share with the mag:
On the public perception of her from playing tough as nails characters: “It is an enormous privilege to be one of the few women who gets taken seriously in a franchise like that. I don’t regret it for one second. [But they’re roles that] have sort of become what people think I actually am like—which is ludicrous to everyone in my life! I suppose it’s a backhanded compliment to the believability of the character, [but] I’m not sure that my career necessarily reflects my sensibility as much as I would like.”
On forcing herself to get out for a night on the town: “Because I was an only child for a long spell, I literally could stay inside with a pile of books for an indefinite period of time—to a dangerous degree. Like a hermit. I really could do that. Once I’m out, I usually have a nice time. It’s just the going in which I have to be kind of forced. I’ve got enough people that I like and run into, and then I have fun. I’m actually pretty good at having fun.”
On going from romantic comedies and period dramas to Selene in the Underworld franchise: “There was something that was very liberating about having to become very, very good at stuff very quickly, with no experience—I’d never fired a gun or thrown a punch. It still doesn’t feel like my comfort zone. I still feel like a huge fraud in that area.”
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