One of the worst things that can happen to people these days is having very private photos of themselves shared with others or leaked onto the internet. But if they’re mocked up photos, then why not send them to a parent for a cheeky chuckle.
That’s what English actor Kate Beckinsale thought would be funny when she was perusing the internet one day, and came across a Reddit page that featured naked photos of her.
Luckily, they were just photos of her face superimposed onto very intense porn scenes.
The 44-year-old, who has appeared in the Underworld series, Pearl Harbour and Total Recall, told Jimmy Kimmel the semi-embarrassing story.
She said: “I know Reddit is the one where sometimes you can find pictures of porn stars with your own face on it. I’ve been sent a few very distressing photos of myself… Not just sort of in a wicker chair, naked – but involved. You know what I mean? With more than one person. So, when I got sent it, I just immediately sent it to my mother with no explanation to see what would happen.”
Naturally her mum was freaked out, but after a few seconds of looking at the images, she was able to definitively prove that that wasn’t her daughter; but she did it in a weird way.
Kate adds that her mum replied with: “Oh darling, oh dear, oh no, oh phew, you’ve got hardwood floors and that’s a carpet.”
Meanwhile, the 44-year-old actress revealed that her 18-year-old daughter – who she shares with ex Michael Sheen – has a crush on show host Kimmel.
She said: “You know how they have crushes on Justin Bieber and things like that? She’s got one on you.”
She carried on to say: “She’s very attractive… She’s out of your league! I just want you to know that.”
Kate was on the show promoting her new movie The Only Boy in New York, which will debut in America on 11th August.
The film is about how a college graduate’s life is uprooted and thrown about after finding out his dad has a mistress. Ninety-four users on IMBD have reviewed the film, giving it an average score of 6.6/10.