Fans of the “Underworld” franchise are stoked to see Kate Beckinsale returning to the big screen as fan-favourite protagonist vampire Selene, but according to the actress, her character isn’t too happy to be in the spotlight.
Following the events of 2012’s “Underworld: Awakening”, “Underworld: Blood Wars” will see Selene smacked right in the middle of the ongoing war between vampires and werewolves. In a recent interview, Beckinsale shared that Selene hasn’t had the easiest of times and her fatigue does come through in the upcoming action movie.
“She’s always been really passionate, but now, in a way, she doesn’t really give a shit. In ‘Blood Wars’, Selene is at a really low ebb. You see a different side to her. [Her one-time mentor] Viktor has emerged as a traitor. [Her lover] Michael has disappeared. She’s had a baby that she didn’t know about,” Beckinsale told Empire.
Seeing as how Selene no longer cares about what goes on around her, director Anna Foerster hopes to maintain the foundation of the franchise while simultaneously injecting some new elements to the story plot.
“With Underworld you have rules that are very specific to the franchise, but you can veer off from that. What I bring to this movie is a defined visual concept and some cool surprises. I think fans will see a new side to Selene,” said Foerster.
Will this “different side” of Selene resonate well with fans? We’ll find out for sure when “Underworld: Blood Wars” opens in cinemas this coming Thursday (1st December 2016).
Source: Comic Book.