After Kate Beckinsale chatted with Graham Norton about how Michael Bay somehow didn't think she was a drop-dead gorgeous human specimen upon casting her for Pearl Harbor, Michael Bay has let it be known that there's no animosity between that ugly chick and himself. First, let's revisit some key points that Beckinsale made before seeing how Bay tried to defend himself.
"I think he was baffled by me because my boobs weren't bigger than my head, and I wasn't blonde," Beckinsale said. "I'd just had my daughter and had lost weight, but was told that if I got the part, I'd have to work out. And I just didn't understand why a 1940s nurse would do that."
In response to Beckinsale's interview on The Graham Norton Show, Bay wrote a post on his website accompanied by a very large poster of Beckinsale which he looks at all the time.
This poster has hung proudly over my desk for 15 years. Yesterday I read in the press that I don’t think Kate Beckinsale is “a stunning beauty,” huh? And they went on to suggest that Kate and I don’t like each other?
Well, totally untrue. Kate and I are friendly. She is a fantastic actress, very funny, witty lady, sassy, speaks her mind, and I truly respect her. That’s why she has come to so many of my Christmas parties and Birthday parties. This so called ‘problem of us not liking each other’ was reported by a tabloid-esque reporter after Kate appeared on an edgy English talk show, speaking about our meeting 16 years ago while casting Pearl Harbor. The reporter made her story into some scandalous confrontation, when it was nothing of the sort. Spoke to Kate today and she felt she told a funny story.
So I guess I was the “bad guy” 16 years ago for suggesting a trainer because she just had her new beautiful baby girl—and she was about to enter into an intensive action movie. Note to reporters: 95 % of leads in movies have trainers and drink green juice!
Bay failed to acknowledge that Beckinsale is absolutely gorgeous, so while he might not be a bad guy, he may need to get his vision checked. That might also explain why he always has such massive and bright explosions in his movies.
As to the trainer thing: what exactly is the correlation between her needing a trainer after having a baby girl? Not to mention that if someone thinks about Beckinsale's role in Pearl Harbor, intense action scenes don't quite come to mind.