Kate Beckinsale bares her abs on the July/August cover of Women's Health, which hits newsstands June 26. Her fit physique is partially thanks to all the training necessary for her upcoming action film, Total Recall. The movie, a remake of Arnold Schwarzenegger's 1990 film of the same name, will be released on Aug. 3. The blockbuster also stars Colin Farrell and Jessica Biel, the latter of whom shared some intense fight scenes with Kate. In the issue, Kate spoke about going hand to hand with a female costar, being known as an action star, and the limits of training. Here's more from Kate Beckinsale in Women's Health:
- On her fight scene with Jessica Biel: "It’s not like a naked, porno, mud-wrestling-in-a-bar sort of fight; it's a real fight. I did find that fighting a woman was very different from when I've fought men. There was a lot of 'I didn't hurt you, did I?' 'Oh, I'm sorry about that!' 'No, it was my fault!'"
- On being known as an action star: "It's slightly strange being predominantly known for something that's not necessarily my sensibility, but I've never had a plan."
- On her first experience with a trainer:: "It was a full-on boys' gym: 'How much can you press? Go harder!' That kind of thing. They use to have a garbage can between the machines so people could throw up into it and then continue working out. That just seems far too gruesome. I didn't want to be in shape that much."