English actress Kate Beckinsale has revealed how she is very proud to be a part of the Underworld franchise and to play such an empowering character. Kate admitted that she felt she needed to do the Underworld movie in order to prevent herself from being typecast and now she is very glad that she has been a part of them.
Beckinsale explained, "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' 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. I really am proud of the fact that I've gotten to play this kind of rather iconic, empowered, empowering woman.”
She added, "I don't want to only play one character for the rest of my life, sure, but as long as I feel like I can keep mixing it up, that's what I've wanted to do since the beginning is just keep doing different things. As long as I can do that, I'd be happy to." The latest instalment of the Underworld franchise, Underworld: Awakening topped the US box office at the weekend with $24m.