See Kate Beckinsale In Black Tights Cheering For Her Favorite Teams

By Michileen Martin | Published

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Along with modeling, fashion, and acting; you can officially count soccer among Kate Beckinsale’s passions. Over the weekend, the star posted a series of videos of herself with her friend Gabs Morpeth watching the England vs. France round of the World Cup, with both wearing fun costumes. They both yell at the TV, complain, and at one point hug each other and collapse on the couch in a way that almost looks like they’re going to be there for a while.

Kate Beckinsale and Morpeth dressed in facsimiles of British royal gear with buckled leather boots to show their support for England during the World Cup. Unfortunately for England fans, France took home the win, 2-1. Beckinsale congratulated France in her caption while expressing pride for England’s team.

She did, however, betray just a teeny smidge of bitterness by ending the caption with “Referee was super iffy.” In fact, Kate Beckinsale’s Insta reel ends not with a video but with a screenshot of a Wikipedia entry for referee Wilton Pereira Sampaio. At the time it had apparently been edited to say that he “was recently offered a lapdance by Mbappe for favourable decisions to France.”

Just like the United States was nudged out of the World Cup the weekend before by the Netherlands, we’ve also so far been locked out of Kate Beckinsale’s latest film Prisoner’s Daughter. The drama made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

So far, there’s been no solid word about a wider release.

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Kate Beckinsale and Brian Cox in Prisoner’s Daughter

Prisoner’s Daughter isn’t the usual action fare that a lot of Kate Beckinsale fans may be used to. Directed by Katherine Hardwicke (Twilight) from a script by Mark Bacci (In the Name of the Nameless), the film stars Beckinsale as Maxine, a single mom whose convict father has just been released from incarceration. Brian Cox (Succession) plays the father, Max, who is desperate to reconnect with his daughter.

Kate Beckinsale may be playing against type for Prisoner’s Daughter, but that doesn’t mean she’s left the action genre behind completely. After the drama, her next feature will be Canary Black, directed by Pierre Morel of Taken fame from a script by Matthew Kennedy (Inheritance). She’ll be joined in the flick by Rupert Friend (Obi-Wan Kenobi) and Ben Miles (The Crown).

We don’t know a lot of specifics yet about Canary Black, but it will be an espionage thriller in which Kate Beckinsale plays CIA Agent Avery Graves, whose husband is kidnapped by terrorists. The villains blackmail her character, forcing her to work against her own country’s interests in order to save her husband.