Kate Beckinsale Flashes Side Boob and Curves After Revealing Michael Bay Ordered Her to 'Work Out' Prior to 'Pearl Harbor' Role

by Jackie Willis 6:00 AM PDT, June 01, 2016
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Kate Beckinsale definitely had heads turning in this gown.

The 42-year-old actress stepped out at the Christian Dior Cruise after-party at Loulou's in London, England on Tuesday night, wearing a floor-length, white dress that bared some major side boob and accentuated her enviable curves.

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Beckinsale made an outfit change for the after-party. At the Christian Dior Cruise Fashion Show, she wore a stunning cut-out floral dress.

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The Serendipity star's bold style statements came after she shared on The Graham Norton Show last week that she was instructed to hit the gym prior to filming the 2001 blockbuster, Pearl Harbor. "I don't think I fitted the type of actress Michael Bay, the director, had met before," Beckinsale explained. "I think he was baffled by me because my boobs weren't bigger than my head and I wasn't blonde."

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She added, "I'd just had my daughter [Lily Sheen] 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."

Pearl Harbor, which also starred Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett, was only Beckinsale's second part in a major Hollywood film following 1999's Brokedown Palace.

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