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Michael Bay Clears Up Thoughts on Kate Beckinsale: 'I Truly Respect Her'

Michael Bay Clears Up Thoughts on Kate Beckinsale: 'I Truly Respect Her'

Michael Bay is responding to Kate Beckinsale‘s story about when he cast her for Pearl Harbor back in 2001.

The 51-year-old director took to his website to explain that things got misconstrued in the press, and that he respects her a lot.

Kate had told a story on The Graham Norton Show about how he suggested she get a personal trainer.

“Really? This poster has hung proudly over my desk for 15 years,” Michael wrote alongside a poster of Kate. “Yesterday I read in the press that I don’t think Kate Beckinsale is ‘a stunning beauty,’ huh? And they went on to suggest that Kate and I don’t like each other?”

He continued, “Well, totally untrue. Kate and I are friendly. She is a fantastic actress, very funny, witty lady, sassy, speaks her mind, and I truly respect her…So I guess I was the ‘bad guy’ 16 years ago for suggesting a trainer because she just had her new beautiful baby girl—and she was about to enter into an intensive action movie. Note to reporters: 95 % of leads in movies have trainers and drink green juice!”

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  • laura

    Still a douc*e!
    He had the poster because it was a successful movie, but it doesn’t prove that he appreciates Kate!! It has nothing to do with it.
    Secondly, it wasn’t an intensive action movie for her: she was a nurse in the 50es and the only “action” she has in the movie is after the bombing, and it’s still very limited… Women in the 50es definitely weren’t skinny, nor they had muscles…

  • Gina

    Oh, Please. He’s just trying to play down his sexism and trivialize her comments by reducing them to her being upset that he didn’t think she was a “stunning beauty.”