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Kate Beckinsale plays the 'Perfect' Wife

British star Kate Beckinsale is revealing herself to be one of Hollywood's most versatile and charismatic young actresses, after creating memorable performances in movies that run the gamut of genres.

She's done the Shakespearean ("Much Ado About Nothing") to the epic adventure ("Pearl Harbor") to the romantic drama ("Serendipity") to the action-thriller ("Underworld," "Van Helsing"). Now, Beckinsale tries comedy for the first time as she stars opposite Adam Sandler in Columbia Pictures' recent U.S. No. 1 hit, "Click."

In the life-altering comedy, Beckinsale plays the wife of Sandler's character, Michael, a busy architect who is trying to get ahead in the world. He purchases a remote control that seems to not only let him control his TV set and stereo, but virtually his entire life. Sounds too good to be true. And it is, because soon the technologically sophisticated device is controlling Michael in ways he never imagined possible.

To play "the perfect wife," director Frank Coraci says, they found the perfect actress in Beckinsale. "The key thing in the movie is that Adam's character has two amazing kids and a wife who is supportive and gorgeous. She's the kind of perfect woman than anybody would want to be married to, strong and beautiful with a good heart. I don't know of anyone who's not going to fall in love with her in this movie."

Get a load of Beckinsale's thoughts about "Click" in the following discussion:

On Her Character: "I play Donna, who's Adam's wife, and, he's very much more interested in getting ahead in his career than he seems to be in me and our two children. But she's very sweet and understanding and genuinely in love with him.

On The Script: "I thought it was really funny, which is a big plus since most comedies aren't even that funny these days. Like the very best comedies in the past, `Click' has got a kind of undercurrent of real serious life in it and, there's a sort of central question to the movie about what's really important in life and mistakes that can be made and regrets that you can have."

On Working On The Film: "Adam has I think probably ruined me for working on any other kind of movie ever. I mean it was just the most fun, relaxed, jolly set I think I've ever been on. I've got four brothers, so I was quite well-prepared for becoming part of a boys' club. But it's not a boys' club - I mean, they're all into golf and basketball and all that, which completely passes me by. But Adam's got all good close friends around him who are all really cool guys and, I got very sad when the movie was finished 'cause I feel like I've been allowed to take part in a sort of macho summer camp and now it's gonna be back to school."

On Adam Sandler: "I've done Saturday Night Live six times, and he was a regular a number of those times. So I know him from a long time ago. We've been together, on and off for, for years."

On The Universal Remote: "I can remember many events in my life that I wish I could have said, wait a minute, let's stop right here and just rewind, and try that again. Oh, I can think of lots of things. But, in a way you never know because what happens leads to something else, and sometimes your mistakes teach you something, and it makes you better."

(Opening soon across the Philippines, "Click" is distributed by Columbia Pictures, the local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.)











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