I try and take lots of vitamins and I don't drink. I do smoke, though, I'd be insufferable if I didn't smoke, you'd have to push me off a balcony I'd be so boring.— Kate Beckinsale
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If someone had told me years ago that sharing a sense of humour was so vital to partnerships, I could have avoided a lot of sex!
My best feature is unfortunately a private matter, although I'm told it is spectacular. But you can't really walk it down the red carpet. What can I say?
I'm very blessed to have a husband who appreciates me.
Women feel sexy from feeling attractive and desired. Men feel sexy from having sex. If you can strike a balance where the man is having sex a lot and the woman is feeling desired enough to have sex, then you've figured out the secret to a marriage that's alive.
It's a very difficult thing losing a parent, but I think there's an added complication for me, because he was so well-loved and he had this very open charm that made people feel they had a personal relationship with him.
I have found being a mother has made me emotionally raw in many situations.
You heart is beating outside your body when you have a baby.
People keep asking me about it but I don't want to be famous for being a former anorexic.
I am used to wearing corsets. Even when I was first starting out it was either Shakespeare or Chekov. Everything that I was doing involved corsets. I guess I am just not destined to breathe that deeply.
Obviously I've had great experiences with people I've worked with on films - I've married half of them! I should come with a warning sign that says, 'Don't worry, I'm not going to try to marry you. I'm done.'
I always felt that anorexia was the form of breakdown most readily available to adolescent girls.
Apparently, I'm very good at firing a gun without blinking, which is unusual.
That's why so many action characters have to wear sunglasses during shoot-out scenes. That's my party trick.
When [Len Wiseman and I] first met, I was a huge fan of the 'Alien' movies.
I was a huge 'Die Hard' fan until it ate my husband for two years. We sit and watch movies all the time. One of my favorite movies is 'Dog's Day Afternoon.' Len loves that movie.
I am a Death Dealer, sworn to destroy those known as the Lycans.
Our war has waged for centuries, unseen by human eyes.
When I was pregnant, I had the romantic idea that after the baby was born I would not only take up reading in earnest again, but also write a novel while my daughter slept in her Moses basket. Of course, I barely had time to keep up with my magazines until she started sleeping properly.
It is very different. I mean, it was immediately different because it's a human being and it's not a vampire and it's not fighting monsters. This isn't the kind of movie that's got the comic book style of fighting to it. It was a bit more gritty.
Sleep is like the holy grail. My trainer says if you're tired, your workout will suffer. Sleep is magic stuff.
What's considered ideal in Hollywood is completely different than anywhere else in the world. I don't think you can aspire to it, nor can I. Everybody is retouched, stretched, lengthened, slimmed and trimmed. I could look at a picture of myself from the past and think, 'Why don't I look like that now?' It's because I never have!
This is what's sick about living in L.
A. My eight-year-old daughter will point to a woman and say, 'Look! That woman's had too much Botox.' She spots them because they all look a bit like Lord Voldemort from 'Harry Potter.'
People should realize women aren't just whores or virgins, I want to see women who are real human beings.
I grew up as an only child and my mother was also an only child, so we were both very passionate about reading. I think I passed that on to my daughter, who went plowing through 'Harry Potter' and every other book possible!
I find American behaviour...odd
Feeling attractive didn't come until I was 29.
.. What is it about a woman being in her late 30s that brings out the "Oh, my gosh, are you worried?" questions? Worried? What about? Thirty-eight, 39, 40, 50! Great! Still alive!
If I get a script that's set in the jungle it goes to the bottom of the pile because I don't think the playgrounds are going to be very good there! I'm really aware of how lucky I am but I have the kind of job where I can bring my child to work.
The secret to everything for me is doing yoga every day.
It does do nice things for your body, but it also kind of calms you down and chills you out. Other than that, I don't really drink alcohol and I always take my makeup off at night!
I would say probably my least favorite costume ever was in 'Van Helsing.
' That was a huge pain because it had thigh-high boots with 30 buckles on them that had to be done up individually.
I don't really watch all that much television, I have to say, because I'm so intimidated by how many channels there are. I really cannot find my way back to anything. But I'm compulsively addicted to '24.' I love that show.
Yes, because it's Len's obsession with practical.
I've never really had that experience that I hear people having of being on an empty soundstage painted green talking to a tennis ball on a stick.
I'm usually the last person to know.
Always argue over text so other people aren't embarrassed!
It's wonderful to have the most important thing in the world there first thing in the morning. And especially in this business, where the opportunity to think everything is about you is there every day, now I really know that it isn't all about me.
I think actors always like to think they don't bring the character home, and then their family all laugh and tell you otherwise.
It's frightening enough with a male actor and not a stunt person.
If you accidently punch him with the wrong hand, then you've cost them a week's work and they've got a black eye or a lot of money goes on CG to get rid of it. That was nerve wracking, but it was very civilized. Women tend to immediately take responsibility if somebody messes up with both of us saying it's our fault. Men are quite happy for it to be your fault it seems like.
The hover cars were terrifying. I manage to make it even more terrifying by having food poisoning on that day as well. Hover cars you can't get out of very easily or quickly, so that held a whole extra element of risk for me."
I think that's why I gravitated toward slightly broader.
.. ummm, more conceptual kinds of movies, Underworld and Van Helsing. That was as much as I could actually give. But you're actually more of an animated figure. It does go against the grain, as an actor.
On her daughter's pet rabbit: I don't think he liked being in a cage and wouldn't stop masturbating and humping his bowl.
No one really knows who I am or where I came from in America, and there's something quite nice about that.
I'm surprised there aren't more celebrities in burkhas.
As an actor, your motives and your own crazy psyche is really all you're responsible for in the movie.
Where possible, if there's something that is highly likely to kill you, the studios won't insure us to do [the stunts]. But where we are insurable, Len likes to make us do that. He likes to see actors' faces and have everybody know that that is them doing it. Yeah, I definitely got some bruises on this one.
When I first started working, I was very aware of the fact that I'd been to university and studied Russian and French and not acting. So when I started working, I'd started working quite young, I felt like it was important to treat myself kind of like an apprentice and do as many different types of things as I could.
If I had a child actor, I would wish for it to be in an Adam Sandler movie, because he just comes in and makes them so comfortable and is so brilliant with them and they all go home and they that they've got this special relationship.
I sort of ended up in Los Angeles by accident.
And it was sort of terrible to be jostled into this position of a fame-hungry starlet. Which is so honestly not me! In fact, I could use a bit more of that because I am such a hermit! So I allowed myself to get really bothered.
If I ever have sex with someone I might be able to develop a sense of humor.
I think that at some point everybody turns into their mother or their father, it's just not normally from morning to afternoon.
I have a husband who literally worships me. And cleans the house. And blow-dries my daughter's hair.
My daughter comes with me everywhere.
I don't leave her behind. But it is hard. I mean, I think any working mother will tell you that what kind of falls by the wayside, you know, are the hours of sleep that you wish you had, and all that. I feel incredibly lucky and blessed, but I do sometimes feel like that exorcist lady!
I must say, I am thrilled with my fan base.
For some reason some of them are quite young, so they are quite frightened.
I would quite like to play a big concert as Freddie Mercury.
I cant sing that great and I havent yet found a use for the over large size of my teeth. I quite fancy a mustache like that and he was such a great showman.
I still feel like the person who shouldn't be doing this and everyone is acting around me as if I'm a badass all the time. And this still feels like a stretch. I realize this is something that is incredible. I get to do this and I get wonderful teachers to help me and it's amazing.
But it still feels like it's a reach for me.
I am more comfortable doing a drama. I feel like I know what I'm doing a bit better there. But it's good to be scared.