Kate Beckinsale discusses having children and Lily's career choices

03/16/2008 at 09:48 AM ET

Katebeckinsalemr_fp_196385cbbjpgActress Kate Beckinsale, 34, plays a single mother who loses her daughter and needs to deal with a stalking ex-husband in her latest movie Snow Angels, in a role that was difficult since she’s a mother herself to Lily Mo Sheen, 9. The Wave Magazine asked her questions about her latest movie and her being on good terms with her ex-partner Michael Sheen, 39, while being married to director Len Wiseman, 35.

On if the role was tougher because she has her own daughter:

Yeah, it really was. I actually took my daughter with me to Nova Scotia, and my husband [Len Wiseman] and my ex-boyfriend [Michael Sheen]. It was really nice because [the filming] was tough on all of us. Emotionally, we went to some tough places, but I knew I’d get to go home and get into bed with my kid and squeeze her face. I would have had a heart attack if I’d had to come home to an empty room.

Click below to read about Kate sharing her life with Michael and Len, Lily’s future goals and whether Kate and Len are planning on having children!

On how things have worked out well enough that Len and Michael can be in the same room:

I think because I pick great guys. I love Michael. Michael’s fantastic. It shouldn’t necessarily have gone on and on forever with us, but he is one of my absolutely favorite people ever. I think we both felt that it was really important for Lily, our daughter, to have everybody coming from the same place.

He loves her and I love her and Len loves her. Everyone’s nice. The guys both get along. I do feel like that’s my major achievement of the last decade, that my daughter is totally unscathed and great. I am proud of that.

On if Lily will follow in her acting footsteps: 

Well, she’s writing 11 novels at the same time, which I’m really happy about. She’s quite adamant about not wanting to be an actress, but then she’ll tell her dad that he really ought to make a movie with a little girl in the lead, so I don’t know. I keep telling him he should make a movie with a 34-year-old woman in the lead. Neither of us are having any success at the moment.

On if she wants more children:

I don’t know. It’s working pretty well as it is. It feels like a long age gap. If my daughter wasn’t threatening to leave home if I even thought about it, it would be different. She’s not really into it. We got another cat just for now, so I don’t know.

Source: The Wave Magazine

Thanks to CBB reader Nicole.

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gabriella on

There is a big age gap, but since their from different men, that is pretty common. It doesn’t sound like kate really wants anymore kids though, she will probably just stay with one. Maybe len doesn’t either, because he doesn’t even have one child, but maybe he is one of those men that doesn’t want children. My godmother had a son when she married her 2nd hubby, and they decided not to have any kids together.

halifaxhoney on

I didn’t realize that Snow Angels was the movie that she filmed in my hometown. I will have to check it out.

I think it’s really great that her current husband and ex get along really well. It’s great for Lily.

Belle on

I’m from Nova Scotia but i never heard about her being here ever.

NELLA on

I think it’s great that Kate has such a good relationship with her ex. She seems like a sweet person and a good mom. I don’t think she really wants to have any more kids, but if it happened that would be great.

Aurora on

Where in NS was it filmed? And when? I live in NS, and I didn’t realize it had been filmed here! Interesting:)

J.J. on

I don’t think there is nothing wrong with having another baby even if the age gap is huge, although it’s much preferable to have them close in age. My cousin was Lily’s age when his little sister was born, and a friend I know was 13 when his mom had another baby. I’d like to see Kate have at least one more child, but I also respect her decision if she doesn’t want anymore. Totally understandable.

Holly on

In regards to the age gap there’s 21 years between myself and my oldest brother (I’m the youngest of 6) and between myself and the next oldest there’s 9 years and surprisingly we’re all really close. So I guess what I’m trying to say is that sometimes a big gap doesn’t mean anything but it’s her choice and she needs to be happy with it.

I love Kate and her daughter is the spitting image of her! I also admire how everyone gets along in the family.

halifaxhoney on

Aurora, When you look up the movie on IMDB, it says Halifax. My friend was working at the airport when she arrived here and he says that she is gorgeous in person. He hasn’t worked there for almost a year.

Carlie on

Yeah it is quite an age gap but my 2 cousins have a bigger age gap. There’s 20 years between them lol. The eldest is 30 and the youngest 10.

As long as you’re happy and healthy I don’t think age matters.

But it is up to individual and Kate seems very happy in her current situation and you can see Lily gets all the love and support in the world from three people who obviously love her very dearly.

Just a question though, her middle name Mo, is it short for anything?

cat on

Ummmm no offense J.J., but it’s totally none of our business if she has another child or not…I just find it strange when strangers say things like “I’d like to see her have at least one more child”. Unless it’s Kate’s mom/parents or Len’s parents, really it’s none of our concern. And, believe it or not, there are some people who only prefer having one. I think that’s way better than signing up for two, three, etc and then not being able to properly care for them, whether that’s emotionally or financially.

J.J. on

None taken Cat. I didn’t mean to sound like I was butting into their personal lives. Yes, it’s only their concerns and their businesses and none of ours. I really meant to say it would be nice if they did have another baby. I didn’t say I really want to them to have another one. I know it’s their choice.

anna on

So why didn’t she just stay together with Len then..? If he is so amazing. Why are people so greedy this days… what’s the charm… sigh…

cat on

Yeah, I do agree with that J.J., I think they would make nice looking children considering Len is pretty hot and she’s gorgeous!😉

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