Kate Beckinsale Asked Ed Norton For a Favor on Her Daughter's Birthday

Taking a break from promoting her film "Love & Friendship" at the Sundance Film Festival, actress Kate Beckinsale recalled the special surprise she made for her daughter on her birthday.

Released on 7/26/2016

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Starring: Kate Beckinsale

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Last year my daughter turned 16,
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and she had at the time a list of celebrity crushes
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which were very odd.
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Ed Norton, Seth Rogen, Andy Samberg, Simon Cowell.
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It was a disturbing list, and it made me panic.
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However, when you've got a child,
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and they're really super into something,
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if you happen to see that thing,
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you lose your mind the same way as they would
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if not slightly worse.
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And I was at the Golden Globes
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and happened to see Ed Norton on the red carpet,
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who I don't know, have never met.
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And I found myself in a sort of dream state, rushing at him,
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and touching him, and saying,
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I had to touch you, sorry,
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because you're the top of my daughter's list of crushes.
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And he said, How old's your daughter?
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And I told him and he was quite pleased,
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but then he was very nice and said,
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You know, let me know if you want me to
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do anything for her birthday, because you know,
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I told him she was about to turn 16.
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So in the end, we got really lucky, and he, and Seth Rogen,
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and Andy Samberg, and Simon Cowell made little videos.
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It's the best thing that's ever happened,
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not just on my daughter's birthday, but in my life ever.
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And it made me think,
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if I'm every asked to do a birthday video for anyone,
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I will always do it,
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because it was unbelievable.