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Director Les Wiseman and actress Kate Beckinsale have been married for eight years now, but that doesn’t make it easier to watch your spouse do a love scene with someone else.
Wiseman opened up about his wife’s scenes with other men, such as Scott Speedman in Underworld Awakening or Colin Farrell in the Total Recall remake, saying he now holds a megaphone when directing his wife in a love scene with another man.
“It’s just weird and it really helps that I’ve gone through that experience twice,” Wiseman told Celebuzz.
He added, “It’s amazing how much your blood boils immediately if you call cut and it doesn’t stop right way. On Underworld, I was being very polite and they didn’t hear me. You’ve got to stop when I call cut. So now I make a point of having a megaphone during love scenes.”
Wiseman actually offered the part of the hooker who has three breasts in the remake of Total Recall, but she turned it down and joked “I’m sure it was largely so that we could keep the costume, actually — and not really anything else.”
“But I’m really glad I didn’t do that. I see how much attention that poor woman’s breasts have got and I’ve got an 8th grader and I think I’d be in the dog house so badly for that,” she continued.
As for Farrell commenting on the kissing scene with Beckinsale, he joked “Len wasn’t even polite enough to leave the room. Thank god it barely touched first base.”
Beckinsale, on the other hand, said she could do her job easily because “I think it’s possible, as a woman, to be fairly enigmatic. We don’t have any movable parts. Nobody can tell what we’re really thinking. I think it’s much harder for boys.”
Meanwhile, Times of India reports that Beckinsale has talked about how she has now problems working with her husband.
"Len and I have worked together in the Underworld series and all those films have been successful. We do not face any sort of problems when working together. During the shoot, on the sets we both work as a director and an actor and post pack up, we are husband and wife!" she said.