Unexpectedly hilarious star you should Insta-follow

Proof that women can be absolutely hilarious.
Proof that women can be absolutely hilarious. Instagram

SHE'S carried the entire Underworld franchise, she's been the love interest, and she's proven she's got the dramatic actress skills necessary to build such a successful career.

But we need to remedy this one thing real quick: we must get Kate Beckinsale in more comedies. ASAP.

A brief scroll through Beckinsale's Instagram confirms many things: she's gorgeous, she a fun (and surely humiliating) mum, and she's unfairly funny. So few actresses dare to get this self-deprecating and silly and perverted (so many penis jokes!) in a public space, and it feels as though all this can go to good use outside of Instagram. But it is great on Instagram, too.


The real question is, why aren't we seeing more of this on screen and not just on social media? The way Beckinsale is pairing funny videos and pretty pictures with witty captions shows she's got a knack for comedy. Is the entertainment industry denying us the Kate Beckinsale comedy we need and deserve? Check out a few recent highlights from her Insta feed:

Genuine or not, there's a form of a Nixon impression up in there? Can we see that?

She's shoving winter coats under her shirt! Come on!

She's up for sandwich fights off-screen, surely she'll tolerate them on-screen, too!

She's got her pose (and jokes) ready for the movie poster already!

Maybe it's on us for underestimating what we expected her to do with the photo-sharing app, or maybe it's on other famous people for not being as adventurous and ridiculous with the way they use social media.

Beckinsale's most recent forays into funny include 2015's Absolutely Anything, which let her hang with funny guys Rob Riggle and Simon Pegg, but didn't let her have enough of the fun, as well as 2016's Love & Friendship, which might be the best on-screen example of just how clever and comedic she can get.

So what's the deal? Can we pair her with an Amy (Schumer, Sedaris, Poehler?) for a buddy comedy or even invite her to be a part of the inevitable funny-females-on-a-mission films that are sure to come after Ocean's 8? World: why isn't she IN Ocean's 8? Her new Amazon thriller The Widow sounds amazing, but after that, let's lighten it up for our girl, please. Until then, feel free to join our Insta-stalking:

This post originally appeared on Decider and is republished here with permission.

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