Kate Beckinsale discusses having children and Lily's career choices


Actress Kate Beckinsale, 34, plays a single mother who loses her daughter and needs to deal with a stalking ex-husband in her latest movie Snow Angels, in a role that was difficult since she’s a mother herself to Lily Mo Sheen, 9. The Wave Magazine asked her questions about her latest movie and her being on good terms with her ex-partner Michael Sheen, 39, while being married to director Len Wiseman, 35.

On if the role was tougher because she has her own daughter:

Yeah, it really was. I actually took my daughter with me to Nova Scotia, and my husband [Len Wiseman] and my ex-boyfriend [Michael Sheen]. It was really nice because [the filming] was tough on all of us. Emotionally, we went to some tough places, but I knew I’d get to go home and get into bed with my kid and squeeze her face. I would have had a heart attack if I’d had to come home to an empty room.

Click below to read about Kate sharing her life with Michael and Len, Lily’s future goals and whether Kate and Len are planning on having children!

On how things have worked out well enough that Len and Michael can be in the same room:

I think because I pick great guys. I love Michael. Michael’s fantastic. It shouldn’t necessarily have gone on and on forever with us, but he is one of my absolutely favorite people ever. I think we both felt that it was really important for Lily, our daughter, to have everybody coming from the same place.

He loves her and I love her and Len loves her. Everyone’s nice. The guys both get along. I do feel like that’s my major achievement of the last decade, that my daughter is totally unscathed and great. I am proud of that.

On if Lily will follow in her acting footsteps:

Well, she’s writing 11 novels at the same time, which I’m really happy about. She’s quite adamant about not wanting to be an actress, but then she’ll tell her dad that he really ought to make a movie with a little girl in the lead, so I don’t know. I keep telling him he should make a movie with a 34-year-old woman in the lead. Neither of us are having any success at the moment.

On if she wants more children:

I don’t know. It’s working pretty well as it is. It feels like a long age gap. If my daughter wasn’t threatening to leave home if I even thought about it, it would be different. She’s not really into it. We got another cat just for now, so I don’t know.

Source: The Wave Magazine

Thanks to CBB reader Nicole.

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