London, Jul 27 (PTI)
Actress Kate Beckinsale
says she was
unhappy when her widowed mother remarried because she suddenly
had four rowdy step-brothers.
The 39-year-old's father, actor Richard Beckinsale, died
of a heart attack in 1979 when Beckinsale was just five years
Several years later, the star's mother, actress Judy Loe,
married director Roy Battersby.
"It was definitely a shock. I was not that thrilled with
it at first. The two youngest boys lived with us. They had red
hair and were from a very different sort of background. I was
in a private school taking clarinet lessons... and they were
in a public school hearing really obscene jokes," she said.
However, despite her initial frustration, Beckinsale
insists the boys helped her to be more grounded, adding, "We
really rubbed each other's corners off in a great way." PTI