‘Total Recall’ Actress Kate Beckinsale Covers July/August Issue of Women’s Health Magazine

Actress Kate Beckinsale is not only costarring in the remake of Total Recall (in theaters August 3) but covering the latest issue of Women's Health which hits newsstands June 26th. The fit actress dishes on everything from her fight scene with Jessica Biel in the movie to learning how to run in 2003's Underworld and the progression of her life and career.

 

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'Total Recall' actress Kate Beckinsale covers July/August issue of Women's Health magazine

 

Kate on her fight scene with Jessica Biel in her upcoming film Total Recall…

“It’s not like a naked, porno, mud-wrestling-in-a-bar sort of fight—it’s a real fight.”

 

Kate on the differences between fighting a man and a woman…

“I did find that fighting a woman was very different from when I’ve fought men. There was a lot of ‘I didn’t hurt you, did I? Ooh, I’m sorry about that! No, it was my fault!’”

 

Kate on not knowing how to run when starting to film 2003’s Underworld…

“I could run if a bear were chasing me, but I ran like a girl with my arms like this [flails arms]. The day they asked me to try a few punches, it was dismal. All I could see what despair in the stunt coordinator’s face.”

 

Kate on switching from intense gym workouts to yoga-based routines…

“I’d gotten particularly sick of being photographed outside a gym doing a squat with a medicine ball."

 

Kate on being famous for her ability to kick butt on screen…

“It’s slightly strange being predominantly known for something that’s not necessarily my sensibility, but I’ve never had a plan.”

 

Kate on recalling her first experience at a gym with her trainer, who had once been Arnold Schwarzenegger’s workout partner…

“It was a full-on boys’ gym: ‘How much can you press? Go harder!’ That kind of thing. They use to have a garbage can between the machines so people could throw up into it and then continue working out. That just seems far too gruesome. I didn’t want to be in shape that much.”

 

Kate on admitting that growing up, she avoided gym class whenever possible…

“I wasn’t particularly athletic. No one ever thought, ‘I must have Kate on my team.’”

 

Kate on explaining that she never went to the gym when she was younger…

“To me, you only went to the gym if you were really weird and obsessive. No one I knew in London at the time ever did it.”

 

Kate on the progression of her life and career…

“It all just unfolds and I think, Well, that’s who I am now.”

 

You can read the full article on Friday, June 22nd on www.womenshealthmag.com.

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