Though Kate Beckinsale‘s daughter Lily is already 13, the gorgeous actress is still dabbling with the idea of having another child. In an interview featured in the August issue of Glamour UK, on which she graces the cover, Kate talks babies, beauty and losing the baby weight.
So does Kate want another child or doesn’t she? She’s still on the fence. She said, “There’s absolutely part of me that goes, ‘I’d love to have a baby in the relationship I’m in, and have that experience when the relationship’s really good and exclusive,’ but I’m just not sure. At some point the decision will be made for me, when my ovaries dry up and die. We’ll see. There’s nothing that makes me go, ‘And now I must have triplets!’”
Kate sounded off on her feelings about aging naturally versus getting cosmetic surgery, saying, “I feel like beauty is a gift that you have for a while, and you enjoy the hell out of it while you have it. And if you’re lucky enough to have a daughter and you give it to her, you enjoy the fact she has it. My mother was always very, very beautiful – she still is, in her sixties.
I’m sure she feels, “Wouldn’t it be nice if my neck did this?” but not to the degree of cutting parts of herself odd and dragging them behind her ears. I feel very similar. I much prefer how my mother looks to the people I see here [in Los Angeles] with wind-tunnel face.’
As for dealing with post-baby weight, Kate wishes women wouldn’t stress so much about it. She said, “There’s an obsessional hatred of normal human processes. Pregnancy changes a woman’s body and it should. It isn’t normal to not look like you’ve had a baby immediately after you’ve had a baby. I was gigantic after I had Lily – I put on a good 3 ½ stone, and it didn’t go ‘til I stopped breast feeding… I was lucky that Britain wasn’t so paparazzi-orientated [then]. I was allowed to get on with it and enjoy my baby – and figure out what being a mother was all about instead of worrying about [fitting into] my f**king jeans.”
Well put, Kate!
Do you stress about losing your baby weight?