Kate Beckinsale Talks Meeting Michael Bay for the First Time
Kate Beckinsale wears a black outfit under her white coat while heading into BBC Radio 2 studios on Thursday (May 26) in London, England.
The 42-year-old actress made an appearance on The Graham Norton Show this week and talked about director Michael Bay‘s comments about her looks.
“I don’t think I fit the type of actress Michael Bay had met before,” Kate said about meeting with him for Pearl Harbor. “I think he was baffled by me because my boobs weren’t bigger than my head and I wasn’t blonde.”
“I’d just had my daughter and had lost weight, but was told that if I got the part, I’d have to work out. And I just didn’t understand why a 1940s nurse would do that,” Kate added. “When we were promoting the film, Michael was asked why he had chosen Ben [Affleck] and Josh [Hartnett], and he said, ‘I have worked with Ben before and I love him, and Josh is so manly and a wonderful actor.’ Then when he was asked about me, he’d say, ‘Kate wasn’t so attractive that she would alienate the female audience.’ He kept saying it everywhere we went, and we went to a lot of places.”