Why not wait fifteen years to complain?Kate Beckinsale Says She Was Body Shamed by Pearl Harbor Director Michael Bay
Kate Beckinsale revealed that she was criticized about her appearance by director Michael Bay when they worked together on the 2001 film Pearl Harbor.
"I don't think I fitted the type of actress Michael Bay the director had met before," the actress, 42, said as a guest on Friday's episode of The Graham Norton Show, according to Digital Spy. "I think he was baffled by me because my boobs weren't bigger than my head, and I wasn't blonde."
Beckinsale says she was told she needed to get in shape to play her role – even though she didn't see why what her body looked like was relevant to her character.
"I'd just had my daughter and had lost weight, but was told that if I got the part, I'd have to work out," she said. "And I just didn't understand why a 1940s nurse would do that."