Kate Beckinsale attended a screening of her new movie Nothing But The Truth and celebrated her Self cover in NYC last night. She looked simply stunning even solo and has every reason to radiate happiness with her career, family and friends. She recently talked to Elle UK about every aspect of her life these days. Here are highlights:
- On Victoria: "Victoria is lovely and very down-to-earth. She loves taking the piss out of herself, which is a good thing as far as I’m concerned. We laugh a lot together. . . Her line of dresses is fantastic and I’m really proud of her. I’d definitely wear one of them, provided I could fit my bum into it! . . .Victoria dresses amazingly, I don’t know how she does it. I haven’t had a stylist for the past six months. When I’ve got an event coming up, I’ll either go shopping myself or ask a designer if I can borrow something.’
- On her career: "Look, I’m sure it would be nice to be in the position where I could choose only those roles that were the most artistically fulfilling, but I don’t have that kind of career. I’m not complaining, though. I get to do good films, and I’ve not felt desperate enough yet to offer anyone a blow job for a part. I hope it stays that way."
To read what Kate has to say about her body and style just read more.
- On her looks: "I'm amazed that people obsess over my body image so much. Why do we encourage this war on women's bodies? It's a horrendous way to live, and I refuse to. . . I'm entirely normal. I have my good days and my bad days. I am a lot more body confident now I'm in my thirties, and in better shape too. I didn’t have a clue [about healthy eating] when I was in my twenties – I’d eat a small breakfast and lunch and then have a baked potato for dinner and feel really horrible. Now my typical daily diet is eggs or oatmeal for breakfast, a chicken or vegetable wrap for lunch, then fish and vegetables for dinner. But if someone turns up with cupcakes mid-afternoon, I’ll have one. I’m not aiming to be Gisele. And I’d hate to be one of those people who won’t allow themselves a slice of birthday cake"
- On becoming Hollywood: ‘I know, I know, it’s ridiculous, right? I remember when Claire Danes turned up on this movie we were doing together [1999’s Brokedown Palace] with an assistant, and I just couldn’t believe it. I didn’t understand why anybody would need somebody to assist you to act. The production crew insisted on hiring me one as well, and I was traumatised. I only have one assistant though,’ she says, ‘and it really does make life easier out here. But let me just point out that I am always very nice to her, I haven’t lost my British manners. The way I see it, you can’t possibly shout at someone who knows which kind of tampons you use, can you?’
Sounds like Kate has a great sense of humor to go with her gorgeous looks. It's hard to imagine that she, Len and Lily are such a down to earth family, but it sounds like this British mom has it all under control.