Sunday 18 February 2018

Beckinsale not right for me: Sheen

Michael Sheen currently lives in Los Angeles to be near his teenage daughter Lily
Michael Sheen currently lives in Los Angeles to be near his teenage daughter Lily

By Rachael Burnett

Welsh actor Michael Sheen has opened up about his break-up with Kate Beckinsale and revealed his aspirations to become an Arsenal football player.

The 46-year-old talked about his career, including upcoming appearances in Celebrity Bake-Off for Comic Relief, and family life in an interview for The Sunday Times Magazine.

Sheen, who currently lives in Los Angeles to be near his teenage daughter Lily, described his relationship with Beckinsale as "incredibly important".

"We both looked after each other and helped each other find out who we were," he added.

"Once we found out who we were, we realised we probably weren't right for each other."

He also spoke about his childhood aspiration to become a footballer after having a trial with Arsenal when he was 12.

"I wanted to be a footballer, then at a time when I thought I might not be good enough I threw myself into acting," he added.

"So, acting became something that was a great guide through life."

Sheen's next roles will be in Kill the Messenger, based on the true story of a journalist who exposed the CIA's role in importing cocaine into America in the 1990s, and Thomas Hardy's Far from the Madding Crowd, as one of Bathsheba Everdene's suitors William Boldwood.

Press Association

Promoted Links

Style Newsletter

Stay on top of the latest fashion, beauty and celeb gossip in our Style newsletter.

Promoted Links

Also in this section