Kate Beckinsale is back on the radar, thanks to her new movie Underworld: Awakening, which took the top spot at the box office this past weekend.

In the film, the fourth in the Underworld series, her character, Selene, wakes up from a 12-year coma and finds out that she has a daughter.

Everything in the world is different and so as I'm discovering what's different about the world the audience is kind of on the same page with me, she told MTV News.

Beckinsale has certainly come a long way since making her big screen debut in the 1993 film adaptaion of the William Shakespeare play Much Ado About Nothing. The fresh-faced British actress would go on to star in blockbuster hits such as Pearl Harbor and The Aviator.

Beckinsale was reportedly pleased to have scored a role in Underworld, the first film in the series that came out in 2003.

I'm glad I've never been so successful that I couldn't stop doing one thing, she said in a 2003 interview with IGN. I've kind of been able to just kick it along and switch around.

The Underworld series became a cult classic, and fans were no doubt impatient to get the latest installment. There had not been an Underworld film since 2009.

Beautiful and fit, Beckinsale certainly fits the leading lady mold. 

The actress used to take more fashion risks, but she's played it safe for the most part in recent years, opting for what she knows looks good on her trim frame and preferring mostly neutral colors.

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