Kate Beckinsale Struggles With Being ‘Embarrassing’ to Teen Daughter

Jul 17, 2012 2:01pm
gty kate beckingsale jef 120717 wblog Kate Beckinsale Struggles With Being Embarrassing to Teen Daughter

Credit: Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images.

Hollywood didn’t prepare Kate Beckinsale for one crucial role: being the mother of a teenage daughter.

“I haven’t been embarrassing [to somebody] before,” the “Total Recall” star told Allure magazine. Though she smolders on the cover of the August issue, she revealed that Lily, her 13-year-old with ex-boyfriend Michael Sheen, isn’t impressed. “I can’t dance at a party where there are teenagers without [them] clearing the dance floor,” she said.

Beckinsale joked, ”Those are the things that make me go, ‘F**k, I’m old’ … When you’re a parent, everyone leaves.”

But the 38-year-old actress is alright with the other joys of aging.

“What is it about a woman being in her late 30s that brings out the ‘Oh my gosh, are you worried?’ questions?” Beckinsale said. “Worried? What about? 38, 39, 40, 50! Great! Still alive!”

Still, she’s thankful for what she’s got. “I haven’t suddenly gained 20 pounds that won’t go away, or [grown] a beard,” she said. “That probably will happen, but it hasn’t yet.”



You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus