Kate Beckinsale says she doesn't want to embarrass Lily

03/21/2008 at 01:21 PM ET

In her new film Snow Angels, Kate Beckinsale found herself treading in uncomfortable waters during scenes in which she had to yell at young actress Grace Hudson, who plays Kate’s on-screen daughter.  A mother herself to 9-year-old Lily Mo, Kate described the experience as "awful."

[Grace] was so young; I was never sure whether she really knew what was happening. I was tortured. I was in tears, too, at the end of it. [Grace’s] mother was perfectly unruffled and fine, but I kept thinking, my gosh, I would never put my daughter in a movie like this.

Another area where Kate says she hopes Lily’s life won’t be impacted by her own career is the embarrassment she fears her daughter would suffer were Kate to do a nude scene.  She recalled her own mom, British actress Judy Loe, doing a nude scene while she was just a child and the taunting that ensued at school.  Says Kate,

I’m not in a big rush to do that to my child. She’s embarrassed enough that I’m an actress at all, without me being naked as well.

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The 34-year-old actress also dismissed the notion that she’s clamoring to play Wonder Woman, if a movie is ever made about the character.  The persistent rumors began innocently enough, Kate says, with a Halloween costume.  She explains,

I never said that. I once went out trick-or-treating with my daughter dressed as Wonder Woman and that’s how that all started. Not right now. Like I said, I’ve embarrassed my daughter plenty. I might make do with the Underoos for now.

Lily is Kate’s daughter with ex-boyfriend Michael Sheen; Kate is now married to director Len Wiseman.

Source:  MovieFone

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Lisa on

I am shocked that she would make a comment on someone else’s parenting skills!

Tiff on

I might be mistaken but I’m fairly certain that Kate’s already done a nude scene.

SH on

I’m not sure that Kate meant to criticize the other mom. She probably meant that she wouldn’t feel comfortable herself putting her own daughter–whose temperament she knows–in that movie.

Anyway, I like Kate a lot! She sounds like a great mom.

kimy on

If she’s so worried about embarrasing her daughter, maybe she should stop talking about her vagina to any reporter that will listen.

dana on

I know i must be crazy. but doesn’t Kate have a son too?

Sarah’s note: No.

Tih on

kate already did a nude/love scene in her movie(s) underworld and if i’m not mistaken also in pearl harbor although in both movies i dont think they actually showed anything.

But i love her as an actress and she very beautiful and seems like a good mom.

Valerie on

I think her daughter will probably be more embarrassed by her mother’s recent not-quite-appropriate comments comments about the female anatomy more than her mother being an actress. I mean, I understand what she’s saying, but I think it’s more than a little hypocritical of her to say those things and then make several semi-lewd comments to the media.

Dana on

When her daughter was younger, she probably felt like many other celebrity parents that she just wouldn’t let her daughter see that movie until she was older. Now that Lily is growing up into her own individual person, Kate probably senses that some things are not acceptable anymore that were 5 or 6 years ago. As a parent, you learn and grow right along with your child.

As for her recent comments, yeah, I wouldn’t say them, but they are just candid comments. I cannot fault her for that. She reminds me of one of my friends who says anything that pops into her head, and doesn’t realize until after it’s said and done what she just said. She can control her actions much more readily than her words.

shaine on

Yes, Kate did a nude scene in Underworld 2: Evolution.

I guess that was okay, because dad was in it, and it’s too mature for any of her friends to be watching anyway.

Aya on

I totally agree with Valerie.If my mother was asked what her best body part was and she said it was her female parts (well, she used the T word,I’m being polite) I’d do like and ostrich and bury my head in the sand. As much as I love this family, I hate some of the things that she says.

Also, Kate has done quite a bit of nudity, she goes full in quite a bit of her older movies. Also, nudity is only the icing on the cake when you are a kid. I still feel uncomfortable when I watch movies that have love scenes with my parents.

Nicole on

Kate seems like such a wonderful mom to Lilly….she is one of my fave celebrities. Stunning and talented woman.

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