Last week, Kate attended the 37th London Critics Circle Film Awards, where she picked up the award British/Irish Actress of the Year for her role in Love & Friendship. Photos are below:
“Hairspray” and “Rock of Ages” director Adam Shankman has signed on to direct Kate Beckinsale in an adaptation of Ashley Prentice Norton’s novel “The Chocolate Money.”
The coming-of-age film, which Beckinsale will also produce, stars the actress as a rich chocolate heiress, Babs Ballentyne, and her relationship with precocious young daughter, Bettina.
Beckinsale is producing together with Mar-Key Pictures’ President Leslie Urdang, Miranda de Pencier and Kelly E. Ashton. Emma Forrest wrote the screenplay.
The film will go into production this spring in New York.
Cornerstone Films is handling international sales and distribution and will commence sales at the European Film Market in February with UTA overseeing the U.S. sales.
The story is set in 1980s New York, where young Bettina fantasizes about a normal family life despite her free-wheeling mother’s rock-star lifestyle.
She also develops a huge crush on Mack, her mother’s married lover — which leads to catastrophic results — until she is shipped off to an elite boarding school. There, she recasts herself as a poor scholarship student — a ruse that works until Mack’s teenage son unexpectedly shows up on campus.
“Emma Forrest wrote a profoundly witty and moving script with a role that could easily become Kate Beckinsale‘s most brilliant and memorable,” Urdang said. “Adam Shankman‘s emotional accessibility and his gorgeous style will create a world we will not be able to resist.”
Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder from Cornerstone also commented, “Adam Shankman and Kate Beckinsale are perfectly matched to this funny, audacious and profoundly moving story about a dysfunctional mother/daughter relationship that will resonate with buyers across the world looking for a female-driven movie with a big heart.”
Earlier today, Kate was on the Build Series show, talking about Underworld: Blood Wars, here are 3 clips and photos from the event.
Kate is in New York promoting Underworld: Blood Wars, and here are some candids of her arriving at the studios of Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Build Series and Z100 Radio Station.
Kate Beckinsale and Theo James in an interview for ComingSoon.net:
Kate Beckinsale’s badass vampire Selene is back in Underworld: Blood Wars when the latest installment of the vampires vs. werewolves franchise hits U.S. theaters on Friday, January 6.
In Blood Wars, Selene is fending off both the Lycan clan and the vampire faction that betrayed her. Among the cast that’s joined the franchise with the new movie is Tobias Menzies (Outlander), as new Lycan leader Marius, and Lara Pulver (Sherlock), who plays power-thirsty and fashion-forward vampire Semira.
It’s been over 13 years since Beckinsale first played Selene in Underworld — watch our video interview below to hear why she decided to bring the heroine to the screen for a fifth time and why co-star Theo James contends that Beckinsale is “the core of the franchise,” though previous reports suggested James’ character David would be taking the reins as the center of a fifth film. The two actors also talk about how director Anna Foerster brought a Gothic aesthetic back to the franchise, and James discusses how Underworld and Divergent fans compare.
Kate gave an interview to Collider.com. Watch it below:
— Collider (@Collider) 4 de janeiro de 2017
Kate Beckinsale really likes what exercise does for her body and mind, but she’s the first to admit that it doesn’t always come easy. “I start out absolutely dreading it, do an incredibly punishing workout, bitch about it the whole time, and end up feeling 100 percent better when I leave,” the 43-year-old says. “Working out is basically nature’s antidepressant.”
No surprise, then, that Kate is feeling awfully good these days, considering she has been spending hours in the gym with celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson, who began whipping her into shape before filming the fifth installment of the ￼￼Underworld franchise, Blood Wars, which hits theaters January 6. “I work out hard with Gunnar five or six times a week,” she says. “We have loads in common, like our kids.” (Kate’s daughter, Lily, is 17.) “During our sessions we have long talks about teenagers, and then suddenly one day I find that my ass is in a lot better shape than I thought it was!”
All that quality time with her fitness guru has taught Kate some valuable lessons about making an exercise routine pay off—physically, mentally, and in terms of loving life. Here, her words of workout wisdom.
You have to really challenge yourself. “I do circuit training interspersed with brutal cardio, such as crazy things on a nonmotorized treadmill. That part is torture. But the thing I like about circuit training is that you’re never doing one thing for very long. You get to the point where you almost can’t bear it, and it changes to something else.”
The more you sweat, the better. “I love yoga, and that’s all I used to do. But hardcore workouts have really made a big difference in my life. I have a lot of internal energy, and intense exercise helps me channel that energy. I find balance by doing a workout that makes me pour sweat. I never was that girl before, but I am now.”
Eat the foods that are right for your body: “I was a vegetarian for a really long time because I am incredibly squeamish about meat. But when I was filming Pearl Harbor, I didn’t have enough energy, and the trainer I was working with at the time said ‘You’ve got to start eating chicken and fish.’ So I did, and that helped me. Lily and I eat clean—we have a lot of sautéed vegetables like brussels sprouts and broccoli and chicken and fish. Also, I don’t drink alcohol. I feel [its effects] very quickly, so I’ve never actually had an entire glass of anything alcoholic.”
Exercise in the a.m., even if you’re not a morning person. “I basically wake up, eat breakfast, and then work out. I prefer to get it done in the morning. That said, I don’t naturally get up early. It would be much better for me if the entire world went to bed at 4 a.m. and woke up at noon. But it doesn’t, so I’m usually staggering around first thing.”
Kate Beckinsale has done several interviews for the Underworld: Blood Wars Press Tour, here are 15 videos:
I added scans from the December 23rd Issue of Evening Standard magazine, plus outtakes/textless from the photoshoot that were used before in the OFF Camera magazine.
Kate will be on the AOL Build Series at 9AM PDT / 12PM ET today, which you can watch LIVE at the their website: Build.aol.com. Don’t miss it.
— Underworld (@UnderworldMovie) January 4, 2017