Kate Beckinsale took vampire role to change good girl image

Washington: Kate Beckinsale has revealed that she decided to take on her tough role in the hit Underworld franchise, as she felt that she was starting to get typecast for “delicate” and “fragile” roles by Hollywood executives.

The 38-year-old has played vampire warrior Selene since 2003 and the fourth instalment, ‘Underworld: Awakening’, topped the U.S. box office over the weekend.

“I’d had some feedback from casting directors kind of saying, ‘We don’t know if we really want to see her for this part, ‘cause it’s a cop, and she’s really very delicate and British and fragile,” a website has quoted her as saying.

“And I thought, ‘I’ve got to do something about that. I’ve got to play something that has a little bit more edge to it’. I love this character (Selene). I really am proud of the fact that I’ve gotten to play this kind of rather iconic, empowered, empowering woman,” she added.


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