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At Home Pranking With Kate Beckinsale

We talk about celebrity pranks here a lot on Videogum, but almost always the pranks are that of the “on set” variety. Spoken about over and over again in the kind of interviews where celebrities sit in front of the poster for whatever movie their promoting and let hundreds of reporters in throughout the day to ask them the same questions (“Tell is about the on-set pranks,” “Are you guys friends off-set too?” “When that happened, was that real?”), these stories are fun, sure, but rarely give us any insight into the pranker’s personal prank history. And really, how dare they keep it from us, their DESERVING public! In a recent appearance on Ellen, Kate Beckinsale broke down this prank barrier and gave us a glimpse at her TRUE Ms. Pranky-Prank self. From IFPress:

Actress Kate Beckinsale loves to prank her director husband Len Wiseman when he’s asleep.

The fun-loving Brit admits her man is such a heavy sleeper she can stick beards and Halloween store novelty items all over his face at night after he drops off.

Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday, the Serendipity star said, “Once I found out that I could do the make-up, then it got really crazy and I’d start gluing a proper Pirates of the Caribbean beard on … and then a bullet hole, all this stuff you can get in any Halloween store. It’s hours of fun for me.”

And Beckinsale’s late night fun is a nightmare for Wiseman: “He’s, like, the shyest person ever so the thought of being the centre of attention is the most horrid idea for him … I wanted him to have to go to work and then have to go to the make-up trailer and say, ‘Please can you get this beard off before I have to go on set?'”

Thank you, Kate Beckinsale. You seem like an absolute nightmare to live with. A beautiful, beautiful nightmare. (Thanks for the tip, Rogelio)