Ep 73. Kate Beckinsale

Ep 73. Kate Beckinsale

There are a few things people forgot to tell young Kate Beckinsale about being an actor: Not every film experience is Much Ado About Nothing; most minors working in foreign countries have chaperones; and, don a pair of rubber trousers at your own risk. Oh well, you learn. And keep learning, if you view yourself as a life-long artistic apprentice. Beckinsale talks to us about the impact of sudden family loss on her life and career, why she chose Russian and French over drama school, and what made her decide to come to the U.S. when things were going just fine in the U.K. She also shares lessons learned (through both tears and laughs) on films as diverse as Emma, Underworld, Nothing But the Truth and Love & Friendship. Beckinsale’s path was never conventional and rarely easy, which seems to be exactly how she wants it. It also makes her one of the most intriguing actors—make that people—we know.

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Ep 73. Kate Beckinsale

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