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Kate is on the cover of Easy Living UK’s February issue. Here is an excerpt from the interview:
On her husband, Len Wiseman:
“He’s a gentle soul, everyone who’s worked with him is sort of astonished by what a sweetheart he is. He doesn’t yell. And the directors of the kind movies he does normally have to yell at somebody just to blow off steam. I find it impressive that a person can have so much responsibility and pressure, but never seem to take it out on somebody.”
On her career as she approaches 40:
“I’m 39 – you don’t have to push me! I didn’t think of my age at all until I did this last round of press interviews. What is it about a woman being in her late thirties that brings out the ‘Oh, my gosh, are you worried?’ Questions? Worried? What about? My father died when he was 31. I think the alternative to aging is so much worse. Thirty-eight, 39, 40, 50! Great! Stay alive!
On giving her daughter advice:
“There are things I don’t want my daughter to ever know. I don’t want her to know about being betrayed. I hope that I’ve given her a really great model to know when things are authentic and when they’re not, and who you should trust. I hope she knows what it feels like to be truly loved so that she doesn’t waste her time when she’s not.”
Here’s another compilation of Kate’s junket interviews. Many of these were filmed on the same day, so she is wearing the same outfit, but they are different interviews.
My apologies for not adding this earlier. There is a part 4 of Kate’s appearance of the Jimmy Kimmel Show, where she reads an excerpt from an erotic version of Moby Dick
There are so many Total Recall clips, interviews, featurettes, and ads that I’m going to be lumping them into compilation posts.
Sorry for this being in three parts, but that is how the Kimmel Show’s YouTube account loads it.
Here is Kate on the Conan show.
Check out Kate’s appearance of the Ellen show
July 17-Tonight Show With Jay Leno
July 18-Jimmy Kimmel Live
July 26-Ellen DeGeneres Show
There could be one or two more added. Check back for updates.
As part of the publicity for Total Recall, Kate is on the cover of Allure, with pics and an interview inside. The magazine will hit stands on July 24. Here is an excerpt from the interview plus pics, courtesy of Allure.
On not feeling attractive until she was a 29-year-old:
“I didn’t feel very attractive as a child, and actually I wasn’t. Feeling attractive didn’t come until I was 29 and with [my husband] Len [Wiseman]. Maybe it has to do with not having had a dad. I’d never experienced a father saying, ‘Oh, you look good.’ If you have a good relationship with your dad, you have a chaperone in your own mind. I love my stepfather, but it’s different with a stepfather. I probably waited until I had that feeling with somebody who was so madly attracted to me that I could sort of relax and aim it at him. And then it kind of exploded, and all of a sudden I was the sexiest woman alive.”
On not getting caught up with having been named ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’:
“I think the risk of being the sexiest woman alive is that you don’t want to ever have sex again. You don’t want to wear a bikini again. You want to wear some nice overalls and a trucker’s hat. Anyway, you’re only that for a year, and then you’re done. You’re old news. I don’t know who it is right now, but it’s not me.”
On husband Len Wiseman:
“He’s a very gentle soul,” Beckinsale says of her husband, director Len Wiseman. “Everybody who’s worked with him is sort of astonished by what a sweetheart he is. He doesn’t yell. And, you know, directors of the kinds of movies he does normally have to yell at somebody just to blow off steam. I find it impressive that someone can have that much responsibility and pressure and never seem to take it out on somebody.”
On avoiding risque material for her daughter’s sake:
“Well, I haven’t done an awful lot of nude scenes. And I’ve been somebody who has had a child for a very long time. Most of my peers don’t have a 13-year-old. And it’s embarrassing. My daughter said to me, ‘You know, I’d really love it if you never said the word “vagina” in an interview again.’ Whoops. I’ve just done it.”
- On being beautiful: “Feeling attractive didn’t come until I was 29 and with Len. . . . At the time it was partly perceived as if I’d gone all Hollywood, but it wasn’t like that at all. It was just OK for me to walk around and feel feminine and attractive. I like feeling liberated like this.”
- On aging: “What is it about a woman being in her late 30s that brings out the ‘Oh, my gosh, are you worried?’ questions? Worried? What about? Thirty-eight, 39, 40, 50! Great! Still alive! It’s more of the thing of being embarrassing to somebody. I haven’t been embarrassing before. I can’t dance at a party where there are teenagers without clearing the dance floor. Those are the things that make me go, ‘F*ck, I’m old. . . .’ When you’re a parent, everyone leaves.”
- On her teenage daughter, Lily: “There are things I don’t want my daughter to ever know. I don’t want her to know about being betrayed. I remember Len talking to Bruce Willis when Len did Live Free or Die Hard, and I think Bruce did some terrifying things when his daughter started having a boyfriend. Len and I asked him, ‘When Lily starts having boyfriends, will you come over too? We’ll all stand on the doorstep, scare the sh*t out of them.’ But maybe now I don’t need Bruce. Now that I’m a villain, I can go solo.”
Kate, Jessica Biel, and Colin Farrell are on the cover of the August Maxim. Here is an excerpt of the interview, with pictures:
Jessica on fighting Kate:
“Kate and I laughed about that one of a lot. We never get to fight women in our movies, so we never had hair to deal with. I’d fake-punch her, her here would go flying and get caught in my button, and I’d be stuck to her head.”
Kate on the public’s excitement over the return of ‘Total Recall’:
“I have been quite surprised about that, especially in the age of people watching porn on their cell phones. It seems like, if you wanted to, you could find a woman having sex with any kind of animal in about one second. At one point, when it looked like I wouldn’t be able to play Lori, I was going to do a cameo as the three breasted woman!”
On the sexiest word in the English language:
Kate: It’s not bollocks, that’s for sure. I think the sexiest word is yes.
Colin: [whispers] Softly.
Colin: That’s a good one. I put those together for an absolute instant orgasm, [whispers] “Yes. Softly, hippopotamus.”
Here’s a little video of Kate’s photo shoot for Women’s Health’s summer issue, with little tidbits of a video interview where she talks about being healthy and exercising.
Kate is on the cover of the new (July/August 2012) Women’s Health magazine, on newsstands June 26! The mag will also be releasing a video of their cover shoot on their website sometime soon.
Excerpts from the issue:
In August’s highly anticipated Total Recall, [...] Kate kicks an entirely new kind of butt: a chick’s. And it happens to belong to Jessica Biel.
“It’s not like a naked, porno, mud-wrestling-in-a-bar sort of fight–it’s a real fight,” says Kate, disappointing untold numbers of male fans.
“Though I did find that fighting a woman was very different from when I’ve fought men. There was a lot of ‘I didn’t hurt you, did I? Ooh, I’m sorry about that! No, it was my fault!’”
Kate says that even now, family and friends are amused that she’s in the business of beating up anyone: [...] growing up, she avoided gym class whenever possible.
“I wasn’t particularly athletic. No one ever thought, ‘I must have Kate on my team,’” she admits.