Nowadays, most successful actors? careers go a little something like this: You score some gig in a blockbuster franchise, usually a Marvel or a DC expanded universe. Those keep the lights on, and in your spare time you do the serious fare you truly love. Kate Beckinsale was doing that before comic books truly took over everything. When the English actress broke through in the early aughts, she lucked into the Underworld franchise, the other franchise about vampires and werewolves (sorry: lycans), at the same time she was doing thoughtful fare like Laurel Canyon and The Aviator for no less than Martin Scorsese.