Kate Beckinsale: "I'm Not Aiming to Be Gisele"
Friday November 7, 2008
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."
She also opened up about being BFFs with Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham.
"Victoria is lovely and very down-to-earth," she says. "She loves taking the piss out of herself, which is a good thing, as far as I'm concerned ... we laugh a lot together."
Of Posh’s fashion line, Beckinsale says, "I’m really proud of her. I'd definitely wear one of them, provided I could fit my bum into it."
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