"I'm frightened of paralyzing my face," the actress recently told The Sunday Times

By Hanna Flanagan
July 19, 2021 05:47 PM
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Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale
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Kate Beckinsale is setting the record straight.

In a new interview with The Sunday Times, the actress, 47, got candid about cosmetic procedures — and the assumption that most women in Hollywood have had them.

"I haven't had any," she said. "I'm not against people having it. [But] I do get pissed off. It's sort of a given that I've had it, which I just literally haven't."

"I'm frightened of paralyzing my face," the Underworld actress continued. "My mum's voice is in my head, very loud, at all times. My mum wouldn't even get a facial, she is suspicious of anything like that, and looks f---ing radiant and amazing. I know if I did do Botox, I'd be the one that would get the droopy eye, and my mum would go, 'I f---ing told you! See? You should never do that.'"

Despite being scared of Botox, Beckinsale said she does enjoy the viral "Vampire Facial," during which blood plasma is re-injected into the face for a tightened and glowy effect.

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As for her ageless appearance, the actress credits her good genes: "My family are generally on the younger-looking side," she said. "Even my dog is nine and looks like a puppy."

"People started trying to worry me about turning 40 when I was turning 33," she continued. "If you overload it like that, you're going to make the person not give a s---."

Beckinsale's interview with The Sunday Times comes just days before the premiere of her action comedy Jolt on July 23. In the Amazon Prime film, the British actress plays a woman with a short fuse who has to shock herself to deter her homicidal impulses.

Beckinsale's character in Jolt — a bouncer named Lindy — has a platinum blonde lob and a dangerous anger management problem with impulses that can only be curbed by an electro shock vest. When her first love is killed, she goes on a murderous rampage to seek revenge, all while learning how to control her rage.

The Oxford alum previously discussed the film's relatable theme of female rage. "I explain, 'It's this woman who's got this rage disorder,'" Beckinsale told Women's Health in 2019, after filming that summer. "And every single woman has said, 'Oh. Me.' Women are really f—— angry right now. It was quite a nice thing to get to do that with a female director, Tanya Wexler. It was a good energy."