The Amazing Beckinsale

Don’t let their beautiful faces and vast fame and fortune fool you: stars have to do some pretty unappealing things. Heck, it’s what’s gonna — finally — nab Leonardo DiCaprio an Oscar in a few weeks for his exhausting efforts in The Revenant.

At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Leo’s stunts inspired Vanity Fair to ask celebrities what the craziest thing they’ve ever done on-screen, and the answers ranged from the downright disgusting (Nick Kroll admitted to eating dog food onstage, twice) to the embarrassing (Kathryn Hahn’s love scene with Josh Radnor resulted in a nude thong that moved out of place) to the downright dangerous (Armie Hammer bravely/stupidly rode a horse through a moving train).

The entire star-packed clip is worth watching for amusing snippets from the likes of John Krasinski (who ran into a burning building), Jena Malone (had to have a merkin trimmed for a birth scene), Zosia Mamet (who ate a cow’s brain…”by accident”), and so many more.

While we definitely wouldn’t want to eat 30 hard boiled eggs like Octavia Spencer did or shoot ourselves up with saline like Jesse Plemons, we think Kate Beckinsale takes the cake when she had to have cement poured on her and go through a tunnel filled with rats. Hard pass. Being Kate Beckinsale sounds amazing most of the time — but not this time.


Take a look at the interview for The IMDB Studio of Kate during Sundance.

The two stars team up with their ‘Last Days of Disco’ director Whit Stillman for the feature based on “Lady Susan.”

Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny and director Whit Stillman are reunited in Love & Friendship, after teaming up for The Last Days of Disco in 1998.

“We already had a knowledge of each other’s quirks,” Sevigny told The Hollywood Reporter of happily repeating the collaboration.

The Sundance Film Festival world premiere is an adaptation of a relatively unfamiliar early Jane Austen novella, “Lady Susan.”

The most difficult part of adapting Austen? “Getting the fans,” said Stillman. “I’ve always felt that for a filmmaker just to reduce one of her masterpieces, if you really love her masterpieces, it’s a bad experience to reduce to to something smaller.”

“In this case, we could amplify something she left rather unfinished,” he continued. “We sort of had permission to add onto it, to make it a full story for film.”

But for Beckinsale, “it’s really difficult to have lunch or get through doorways — I had a hat the size of a cartwheel!”


The gallery was updated with lots of albums from the Sundance Festival from yesterday during which Kate promoted Love & Friendship! Take a look!

Gallery links:
Public Appereances > 2016 > January 23 | The Hollywood Reporter 2016 Sundance Studio
Public Appereances > 2016 > January 23 | Eddie Bauer Adventure House At Village At The Lift – Day 2
Public Appereances > 2016 > January 23 | Sundance Film Festival: ‘Love & Friendship’ Premiere
Television Appereances > 2016 > January 23 | The IMDb Studio

What a great start of the year with Kate’s events. Take a look at the incredibly gorgeous woman at the Critics Choice Awards last night.

Gallery link:
Public Appereances > 2016 > January 17 | 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

On New Year’s Eve Kate spent it on a concert by Boy George. Two photos popped up. Take a look!

Gallery link:
Public Appereances > 2015 > December 31 | Boy George And Theophilus London Perform At The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel’s New Year’s Eve Party