Kate Beckinsale talks about her body image

Kate Beckinsale refuses to exercise in public. And who could blame her? The paparazzi would love to get a shot of that. She also says she has a better relationship with her body now that she’s in her thirties than she ever did in her twenties. While there doesn’t seem to be any real reason for it (aside from talking about her body and food issues) Kate is on the cover of the upcoming issue of British Elle. Topics include diets, cupcakes, exercise, and Posh Spice.

Kate Beckinsale admits she isn’t always confident about her body. “I’m entirely normal. I have my good days and my bad days,” she tells the December issue of British Elle. “I am a lot more body confident now I’m in my 30s and am in better shape, too.” When she was in her 20s, she says she “didn’t have a clue” about healthy eating. “I’d eat a small breakfast and lunch and then have a baked potato for dinner and feel really horrible,” she says. “Now my typical daily diet is eggs or oatmeal for breakfast, a chicken or vegetable wrap for lunch, then fish and vegetables for dinner.

“But if someone turns up with cupcakes mid-afternoon, I’ll have one,” she continues. “I’m not aiming to be Gisele. And I’d hate to be one of those people who won’t allow themselves a slice of birthday cake.” She says she is “amazed that people obsess over my body image so much. Why do we encourage this war on women’s bodies? It’s a horrendous way to live, and I refuse to.” Going to the gym can be tough, she admits.

“I just can’t make it part of my daily life,” says the star. “I go to the gym when I have to, and if I have to bulk up or slim down for a film, I will. “I’ve recently got back into exercising four times a week. I run for half an hour at a time but never outdoors, as I don’t exercise in public,” she says. “My gym’s in my garage at home.”

[From Us Weekly]

Kate also said that she and Posh are BFF and that, “we laugh a lot together.” Which makes me think that she’s lying her ass off, because we all know Posh doesn’t laugh. At least do a little research to back up your lies Kate.

I do agree with Kate on the not exercising in public. I can’t do it and I am hardly ever recognized and only asked for my autograph when I charge my meals at Burger King. I certainly wouldn’t want to be sweating and looking like ass in front of a bunch of hot celebrities – or worse, photographers. The garage is the way to go. Especially if Posh is there to help you out and encourage you to run in heels, which I’m sure is how their BFF relationship works.

Here’ s Kate Beckinsale shopping with friends in New York City on October 29th. Images thanks to Bauer-Griffin.

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  1. Benny says:

    “She says she is “amazed that people obsess over my body image so much. Why do we encourage this war on women’s bodies? It’s a horrendous way to live, and I refuse to.””

    Um … so why did she get breast implants if she refuses to obsess over a woman’s body image?

  2. cara says:

    She’s full of bologna!

  3. bros says:

    im sick of every article with a female actress on the front being about food and body image, diet and exercise. I am so so sick of this being the only valid interview topic. i want to see on article with a female actress that does not talk about any of these issues, like interviews with male celebs. ugh

  4. kate says:

    shut up now please.

  5. jess says:

    @benny. she’s had them removed because she hated them so much.

    @jaybird…posh laughs a lot. all you have to do is look up clips from her old reality show and/or interviews to see it. she’s got quite a sense of humor too. there is an interview she did with lil ant and dec (kids) that is both hilarious and quite cute.

  6. vdantev says:

    Just another reinforcement of the idea that women are nothing but flesh to be sculpted by the whim of popular perception. That said, I’d pound her ’til next July. 😳

  7. CH says:

    Shes “amazed that people obsess over my body image so much”… cos she obviously doesn’t, the way she excersises 4 times a week, has had her teeth done (obvious from early days photos) & is now hangin round with posh for some fashion tips… has anyone noticed shes suddenly startin to wear some nice clothes… but she’ll never look as good as posh!

  8. Megan says:

    Kate Beckinsale has has a TON of cosmetic surgery on both her body and face. I hate how these celebrities talk as if everyone else is just so paranoid and ‘let’s all stop obsessing over my body’. YOU got fake tits, fake nose, fake chin! Not the paparazzi!

  9. Christina X says:

    I starve myself.

    Where’s my interview? 🙄

    Kate Beckinsale wants to know why women let body image affect people.

    Kate Beckinsale starves herself > Kate Beckinsale gets thin and looks good naked > Other girls want to look like that good too > Girls starve themselves.

    Vicious cycle really, but it’s simple.

    And Kate Beckinsale doesn’t necessarily look bad skinny. Of course that’ll encourage girls to eat less. Duh.

  10. Feebee says:

    The bigger headline will be when Kate Beckinsale isn’t talking about her body/image.

  11. aleach says:

    why is she so amazed people care about her body? well, shes the one who is CONSTANTLY talking about it. she sucks.

  12. Christina X says:

    Well, I don’t know, color me sceptical and all but for someone who hates her body, she seems to not have a problem with flaunting it all the time.

    Millions of girls suffer poor body image and aren’t being taken seriously. This might sound harsh, but Kate Beckinsale’s being a catalyst to the problem, not only by misleading girls into thinking that starving themselves will result in looking like her, but silencing millions of others.

    Sometimes it sounds like she’s fishing for lewd comments too. Guess what? I’d not want to eat too if it meant publicly bitching in revealing spreads and warranting attention from men.

    Don’t worry Kate, every guy in the world still wants to screw you. You can quit fishing for compliments any time now.

    You know what sucks? I used to think she was cool, but the more she speaks the more she just annoys me. I can’t even watch her movies anymore because she irritates me so bad.

    She doesn’t know what it feels like. STFU Kate Beckinsale. Attention whore.

  13. Codzilla says:

    Didn’t she also grope her husband’s crouch in public while her young daughter was following close behind? Now that’s class, my friends.

  14. Codzilla says:

    Whoops, I meant CROTCH. Man, I’m losing it these days. 😕

  15. courtknee says:

    Um…am I missing something?

    Why does everyone on this thread dislike Ms. Beckinsale so much?

  16. Jeanne says:

    She’s about as interesting as Posh Spice.