Kate Beckinsale, who played the leather-clad Selene in the first two Underworld films before ceding the role to Rhona Mitra, has said that she doesn’t plan to revisit the series in the future.
“I feel like I’ve played that character enough times that I don’t think I’d be excited to play the same character again,” the actress said to Shock Till You Drop, following speculation that she may be a part of future outings due to the fact that her husband Len Wiseman is still involved with the franchise. Alas, to the tune of fanboy hearts breaking worldwide, she definitively says: “I feel like I’m kind of done with that.”
The third instalment in the Underworld series, Rise Of The Lycans, is due for release in the USA on 23 January 2009. The film follows the initial outbreak of conflict between the vampires and the Lycans.