The trailer for Underworld: Rise of the Lycans appeared online last week, and Underworld fans may have noticed that Kate Beckinsale was no where in sight (although her lookalike Rhona Mitra was). Well ComingSoon.net recently spoke to Beckinsale, and asked her what her current Underworld status was/is.
After talking about her husband, director Len Wiseman’s involvement as the co-writer and producer with that movie, we asked whether she would have interest in returning as Selene for another movie continuing her story. She did think they might continue the series beyond the upcoming prequel, but she wasn’t sure if she’d continue doing them.
“I think they’re still going, they probably will. I’m not sure I will,” she told us. “I feel like I’ve played that character enough times that I don’t think I’d be excited to play the same character again. It’s a weird experience. I’ve never done that before, you’re playing the same character in two movies, and after two, I feel like I’m kind of done with that.”
After Underworld: Evolution and Click, Beckinsale has been going down the drama route, so a return to the vampire franchise may not be in her best interests. However, I think she should stop being selfish and get back in the leather suit!