“There’s absolutely part of me that goes, ‘I’d love to have a baby in the relationship I’m in, and have that experience when the relationship’s really good and exclusive,’ but I’m just not sure. At some point the decision will be made for me, when my ovaries dry up and die. We’ll see. There’s nothing that makes me go, ‘And now I must have triplets!’”
Beckinsale also admitted she doesn’t fret over getting older as losing her father, Richard, when she was just five has taught her there are more important things to worry about.
“I love ‘pretty’ as much as anybody, but if that’s all there is as a culture, we’re screwed,” she said.
“I think you have to be as objective about that as possible and say, ‘There is nothing that serves my soul in wondering how crow’s feet are going to affect my life.’
“It’s something to be resisted. Aging is going to happen and it should. My father died at 31, so to me aging is extremely preferable to the alternative, which is not aging. Every year I get past 31, I think, ‘Thank you”.”