Kate Beckinsale wasn’t the only one who got a bit cheeky during her appearance on Live! with Kelly and Ryan. As many of the Underworld star’s fans know, Beckinsale has a pretty naughty sense of humor. This was recently evidenced by a photo Beckinsale took of phallic faucets, which she snapped while waiting in the show’s dressing room prepping for the interview.
However, it was hosts Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Ripa who got the 46-year-old actress talking about a racy topic when she appeared on their talk show to promote her new movie, Farming. Their discussion about the joys of being naked began when Ripa mentioned that Beckinsale’s 20-year-old daughter, Lily Mo Sheen, is no longer living at home. Lily — whose father is actor Michael Sheen — is Beckinsale’s only child, which means that she’s now an empty nester.
“And you are running naked through the house, am I right?” Ripa asked the actress.
“I mean, whenever I can,” Beckinsale replied. “I was before, frankly, that’s probably why she left.”
Seacrest then revealed that Ripa’s dream is to spend as much time as she can in the buff once she’s an empty nester. Ripa, 49, has three children with her husband, Mark Consuelos. The TV host’s 18-year-old daughter, Lola Grace, recently began attending college. As such, Ripa’s 16-year-old son, Joaquin, is her only child still living at home.
“I think it’s important to be nude as much as possible, and just sort of stand in your kitchen eating cheese and being naked,” Beckinsale said of being an empty nester.
Seacrest expressed some reservations about the idea, saying that he doesn’t think nudity and cheese are the best combinations.
“If you’re Kate Beckinsale, you can eat cheese in the nude. Do it,” Ripa responded. “I mean, if I were you, I’d be on this talk show fully nude.”
Beckinsale then jokingly promised that she will appear on the show in her birthday suit the next time she drops by.
Although Beckinsale might enjoy walking around the house naked and eating cheese since her daughter moved out, she admitted that being an empty nester isn’t always a blast. Beckinsale shared that she can get rather lonely, sometimes leading the actress to engage in slightly bizarre behavior when she misses her daughter too much.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Beckinsale recently took to Instagram to reveal her odd coping mechanisms for dealing with her daughter’s absence. The actress shared a photo of herself smelling one of Lily’s socks, and she claimed that she was working her way through her daughter’s sock drawer and “huffing” each one. She also wrote that she was wearing the underwear that Lily had left behind “all at once.”