Monday, November 19, 2007

Wiseman Likes Kate's Swearing

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:21 am
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Swearing is hot and sexy for Hollywood filmmaker Len Wiseman, at least when it is delivered by a British babe like Keira Knightley or his own wife of three years, Kate Beckinsale.

"You know," Wiseman says with a chuckle in a Sun Media interview, "it's amazing because, with the accent, it strikes you in a different way. They take all the profanity and make it very proper."

Wiseman first encountered Beckinsale, already a mother of Lily, shooting the first Underworld (2003). "It kind of threw me when I met her," Wiseman says of her penchant for profanity.

"It's all a very British thing -- proper and British and tea cups and that kind of stuff. Then I told her: Honey, you swear like a sailor."

Wiseman is a hopeless romantic. When we talked, he had just returned from visiting his wife on a movie set in Memphis. He was buzzed because crew members told him: " 'She just lights up when you show up!' And that's great."

In addition to his bemused attitude toward her salty language, Wiseman loves Beckinsale's rapier wit. "I think she shocks everybody with how quick and sharp she is, actually. Really witty, really quick, and it throws them off a little bit."

It throws him off, too, because he is in such awe and in such love: "I'm just desperate to survive in this relationship!"

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