Kate Beckinsale To Pen Screenplay With Childhood Friend

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November 4, 2013 | 8:40pm EST

Actress Kate Beckinsale has her sights set on screenwriting after teaming up with the friend she once mentored as a child.
The Underworld star, who was once a young writing competition winner, played tutor to a school pal who went on to become a scribe – and now the two women have teamed up to pen a screenplay about a dysfunctional group of friends.
Beckinsale tells C magazine, “My friend and I went to the same school in London and I wrote a lot as a child and was constantly winning writing competitions. And my mother asked her over because she wanted to become a writer.
“She became a writer and I became ridiculous.”