See Kate Beckinsale Lounging In A Bikini And Mermaid Tail

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We have often noted that Kate Beckinsale has a near Snow White-like ability to charm the beasts of the field, with seemingly a particular fondness for foxes and stone lions. It now appears that Kate Beckinsale herself has a desire to join the animal kingdom in some way, or at the very least, take a quick vacation through it. In this particular case, a social media post by the actress show her and a friend chilling out in a pair of loungers while wearing colorful mermaid tails and performing a sitting choreographed dance.

Kate Beckinsale seems to live on social media quite a bit, with her Instagram account alone currently holding an impressive five and a half million followers. She frequently posts any number of endearing pictures and videos, including those including her very adorable pets and/or her very adorable, critically acclaimed co-stars. This most recent fun-time post sees Kate Beckinsale wearing a bright pink bikini top and a neon blue and purple mermaid tail, while her close friend, costumer Gabriella Morpeth, dances beside her in a pink mermaid tail and multicolored bikini top. 

The pair are dancing along to the hit Cher cover of “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss),” a 1960s classic that has been performed by dozens of artists over the years. However, it is probably most relevant in this for being played over the end credits of the 1990 hit movie Mermaids, which starred Cher, Bob Hoskins, Winona Ryder, and Christina Ricci in her very first film role ever. It also has to be said that Kate Beckinsale and Gabriella Morpeth seem to be taking quite a lot of delight in their impromptu mermaid dance performance. 

Of course, Kate Beckinsale’s vacation time is not the only current depiction of mermaids getting a whole lot of attention recently. The trailer for the live-action remake of Disney’s The Little Mermaid was released last week, almost immediately setting a tragic record for the most dislikes at nearly a million (and possibly more now). While the constant need of the Walt Disney Company to remake all of their classic films, however terrifying they end up appearing, is worthy of cultural discussion, it seems The Little Mermaid is getting downvoted for more unfortunate reasons.

Specifically, it seems there is quite a lot of outcry from a certain kind of Disney fan that Black actress Halley Bailey was cast in the lead role of the mermaid princess Ariel. It is unfortunate (to say the least) that the casting of a person of color in a role once played by a literal cartoon is somehow controversial, but here we are in culture somehow. Now, it seems that even artificial intelligence is getting into the discussion of racial politics in children’s entertainment, which seems troubling.

At the very least, we are glad that Kate Beckinsale seems to be having a good time in her own mermaid costume. Hopefully, someday we all will be.