Beckinsale puzzled about `Underworld: Awakening` role

Last Updated: Dec 25, 2011, 14:13 PM IST

London: Actress Kate Beckinsale has a mixture of both pride and puzzlement for her `Underworld: Awakening` character.

The 38-year-old, who is to resume her role as vampire warrior Selene in the fourth film in the franchise, thinks it
is hard to establish an action movie series with a lead female
because it can be difficult, reported Contactmusic.

"I`m proud and also puzzled by my character. When I started acting, I was all militant and feministy. I didn`t want to be the girl in movies who was always crying in the shower.

"It`s hard to get a female franchise - you need different things from female action heroes; they need to have an emotional side, and that can be difficult," Beckinsale said.

The actress also said she was initially reluctant to return to the movie series because she thinks it is weird to revisit a character.

"I wasn`t planning to play her again - I think it`s weird for an actor to play a part more than once. But Selene finds out she has a daughter, which was interesting to me, because he`s not the most maternal person."

PTI