Kate Beckinsale admits her first kiss was a 'horrible experience' with a man who had just eaten a meaty pizza and she is 'surprised' she ever smooched anyone again
Kate Beckinsale has recalled her first kiss and admitted it was a 'horrible experience' and she is 'surprised' that she ever kissed anyone again.
The actress, 46, made an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden where she told how she locked lips with a man who had just eaten a very meaty pizza, despite her being a 'militant vegetarian' at the time.
Remembering the moment, which took place at a party, Kate said: 'It was so bleak. I'm surprised I ever kissed anyone again. I was quite a late bloomer. All my friends had done it. I thought, well, I'm going to have to kiss somebody, otherwise I'm weird.
Memories: Kate Beckinsale, 46, has recalled her first kiss and admitted it was a 'horrible experience' and she is 'surprised' that she ever kissed anyone again
'I was at a party and the person who wanted to kiss me was American, of course. It led me on a terrible path I'm now stuck on.
'Anyway, I was a really militant vegetarian at the time and he had just eaten a meat lovers pizza. Massive trauma.
'I thought kissing was a dry experience but as it was happening I realised, oh, there's all that kind of wet activity inside the other person's mouth with lots of bits of sausages in as well. '
Kate found the experience so unpleasant that she quickly called her mother to tell her about it.
Awkward: The actress told how she locked lips with a man who had just eaten a very meaty pizza (pictured with Matthew McConaughey in Tiptoes, 2003)
'So I called my mum and said: "I need to go home now, I've had a horrible experience with meat." '
In the same interview, Kate also spoke about her fascination with surgical procedures and said her doctor friend invited her along to witness a surgery where a man had a growth removed from his buttock.
She said: 'I have some doctor friends and sometimes they let me go. I watched somebody removed what looked like a massive wet sponge from a man's buttock. I was really fascinated.
Kate said: 'I was quite a late bloomer. All my friends had done it. I thought, well, I'm going to have to kiss somebody, otherwise I'm weird'
'A friend of mine was a doctor and said, "pop a mask on, do you want to have a look at this?" I said, "yeah".
'I love medical stuff. I'm very good. If your leg suddenly came off, I'd be very good. If you started vomiting, I'm out, I'd be gone.'
Kate's talk show appearance comes soon after her divorce from her ex Len Wiseman was finalised.
She added: 'I was a really militant vegetarian at the time and he had just eaten a meat lovers pizza. Massive trauma'
She married the film director in 2004 and a source confirmed to People that they had separated in late 2015.
'They are still friendly and spend time together in L.A. when Kate is there,' the source said, adding that, 'there has been no drama. It’s just not Kate’s style. They have both had complicated schedules and have grown apart.'
The couple first met in 2003 on the set of the film Underworld, which Kate starred in and Len directed.
Interview: Kate appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden alongside actor Josh Lucas