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Underworld vamp Kate Beckinsale prefers characters that aren’t instantly likeable

07 January 2012

Kate Beckinsale who returns to cinemas next week as Selene in Underworld: Awakening has revealed that she does not enjoy playing likeable characters.

The gorgeous British actress says she prefers roles where the "human and empathetic" side has to be actively searched for and tells Manhattan Magazine "I'm not attracted to characters who are instantly likeable, nor am I that interested in making them likeable, my goal is to make them real, to find what makes them human and empathetic, to trace a certain logic that explains why a character is how she is."

She also said she felt braver and more determined since stepping into the role of vampire hunter Selene more than eight years ago adding "Underworld forced me out of my head, and I really needed that done, now I can put myself through things I find horrifying and emotional and know I will survive."

Underworld: Awakening is presented in 3D and features Michael Ealy, Charles Dance, Sandrine Holt and Stephen Rea in a film from directing duo Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein.

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