Kate Beckinsale Rehearses Chekhov With Russian Worker

This is the moment gorgeous English actress Kate Beckinsale rehearses a Chekhov play in her best spoken Russian with an air-conditioning repair man.

The beautiful 46-year-old Hollywood star shared the clip on Instagram for her 4.2 million followers.

In the footage, the ‘Underworld’ star is seen rehearsing a scene in Russian from ‘The Seagull’ by playwright Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) with an air-conditioning repair man.

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As the worker, tagged as ‘Leonid.ka.1’, plays the part of Treplyov, Beckinsale takes the role of Nina.

The ‘Pearl Harbor’ star, daughter of late British comedy actor Richard Beckinsale, says her lines in Russian before she is interrupted by the repair man in English.

The air-con man says: “Kate, I don’t think it’s gonna work. I think you are too old to play Nina, besides I only came here to fix the air-conditioning.”

Credit: CEN/@katebeckinsale
Kathrin Romary Beckinsale

Russian netizens were surprised by the English actress’ grasp of their language and Instagram user ‘Bazinga83’ said: “Your Russian is wonderful!”

Meanwhile, netizen ‘Artxakimov’ joked: “This pairing is as good as Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.”

Beckinsale had an eight-year relationship with Welsh actor Michael Sheen from 1995 until 2003. They met during a production of ‘The Seagull’ and moved in together shortly afterwards.

She married director Len Wiseman in 2004 and the couple divorced last year after separating in 2015.

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Story By:  Gheorghi CaraseniSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Central European News

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