Daaaaamn, Kate Beckinsale!
Your body is RIDIC at your age! We love it!
It takes guts to straight up wear leather panties on the cover of a magazine, let alone for Women's Health!
Here's what they asked:
On her fight scene with Jessica Biel in her upcoming film Total Recall:
“It’s not like a naked, porno, mud-wrestling-in-a-bar sort of fight—it’s a real fight.”
On the differences between fighting a man and a woman:
“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? Ooh, I’m sorry about that! No, it was my fault!’”
On not knowing how to run when starting to film 2003’s Underworld:
“I could run if a bear were chasing me, but I ran like a girl with my arms like this [flails arms]. The day they asked me to try a few punches, it was dismal. All I could see what despair in the stunt coordinator’s face.”
On switching from intense gym workouts to yoga-based routines:
“I’d gotten particularly sick of being photographed outside a gym doing a squat with a medicine ball.”
On being famous for her ability to kick butt on screen:
“It’s slightly strange being predominantly known for something that’s not necessarily my sensibility, but I’ve never had a plan.”
On recalling her first experience at a gym with her trainer, who had once been Arnold Schwarzengger’s workout partner:
“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.”
On admitting that growing up, she avoided gym class whenever possible:
“I wasn’t particularly athletic. No one ever thought, ‘I must have Kate on my team.’”
On explaining that she never went to the gym when she was younger:
“To me, you only went to the gym if you were really weird and obsessive. No one I knew inLondonat the time ever did it.”
On the progression of her life and career:
“It all just unfolds and I think, Well, that’s who I am now.”
She is just so charming!
Plus we love how healthy she keeps — and how important it is to her!
Keep it up, Kate! Your life sounds fab!