Kate Beckinsale has a new interview with Easy Living Magazine in which she discusses aging in Hollywood and turning 40 years old.
She says, “I'm 39 - you don't have to push me! I didn't think of my age at all until I did this last round of press interviews. What is it about a woman being in her late thirties that brings out the 'Oh, my gosh, are you worried?' Questions? Worried? What about? My father died when he was 31. I think the alternative to aging is so much worse. Thirty-eight, 39, 40, 50! Great! Stay alive!”
She adds that her age has taught her wisdom, and she hopes she has given her daughter good advice – “There are things I don't want my daughter to ever know. I don't want her to know about being betrayed. I hope that I've given her a really great model to know when things are authentic and when they're not, and who you should trust. I hope she knows what it feels like to be truly loved so that she doesn't waste her time when she's not."
She also talks about her relationship with her husband, Len Wiseman, saying, “He's a gentle soul, everyone who's worked with him is sort of astonished by what a sweetheart he is. He doesn't yell. And the directors of the kind movies he does normally have to yell at somebody just to blow off steam. I find it impressive that a person can have so much responsibility and pressure, but never seem to take it out on somebody."