Actor Kate Beckinsale has revealed that she was told to go the gym if she wanted her breakout part in 2001 film Pearl Harbour.
Speaking to Graham Norton , Kate revealed she didn’t “fit” the body type that director Michael Bay expected – and she was ordered to work out if she wanted the role. She also explained that the director was “baffled” by her.
She said: “I don’t think I fitted the type of actress Michael Bay, the director, had met before.
“I think he was baffled by me because my boobs weren’t bigger than my head and I wasn’t blonde.
Kate on Graham Norton
“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 also revealed that the director shockingly referred to her as not “so attractive”.
She said: “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.”
Kate as nurse Evelyn Johnson in Pearl Harbour
This is clearly not true – and Kate has gone on to have huge success working out or not working out. You show him, Kate.
Kate and ex Michael Sheen proved that they’ve not aged a day in 17 years earlier this month when they recreated a photo they took with their daughter Lily Mo as a baby in 1999.
The exes – who were together for eight years but remain very good friends – posed with 17-year-old daughter Lily Mo.
And nobody in the photo – asides from Lily Mo – seems to have aged a bit since the photo was taken. Although Michael’s got a tiny bit greyer.
Kate wrote: “Always a baby to me#Lily — See more tonight on the@latelateshow”.
Actor Kate has us needing to know her anti-aging secrets.
She defied the years as she posed at the premiere of her new movie, Love and Friendship, earlier this month.
The Underworld actress – who reportedly split from her husband of 11 years Len Wiseman just a few months ago – left us green with envy over her youthful appearance.
Despite wowing in the sequin black gown, which featured a raunchy thigh-high split, all eyes were on Kate’s fresh face and flawless features.
What is her secret? We think it may actually be drinking blood.