Warner Bros. has denied reports that Kate Beckinsale has demanded a body double for scenes in her upcoming film Whiteout.
Responding to rumors posted earlier this week at various celebrity gossip sites — rumors which claimed Beckinsale refused to film a shower scene in the movie, forcing the producers to hire a body double — Warners has issued the following statement:
The claims appearing on the internet today that Kate Beckinsale requested a body double for filming on Whiteout are absolutely untrue. As is standard practice on many movies a body double was hired for several scenes by the production and not at the request of Kate Beckinsale. Whiteout producer Susan Downey confirmed that “Kate Beckinsale made no request for a body double for this production.”
In the Dominic Sena-directed drama — based on the Greg Rucka graphic novel, and scheduled for release later this year — Beckinsale plays a U.S. marshal investigating Antarctica’s first murder.