Why Kate Beckinsale confuses her father's death with John Lennon's

Richard Beckinsale was a famous British comedian who died shortly before John Lennon.

By: Kyle MacLelland, Larry King Now

On Wednesday, acclaimed British actress Kate Beckinsale joined Larry King for a wide-ranging interview, featuring exchanges about her newest movie Love and Friendship,  the upcoming installment of the Underworld film franchise, women's equality in Hollywood, and even a little politics. The conversation — which is slated to air in full on Monday, May 23rd — also provided Beckinsale the chance to speak openly about the untimely death of her father Richard Beckinsale. Richard, of course, was a famed British comic who died suddenly of a massive heart attack at the age of 31. He was known for playing Lennie Godber in the hugely popular BBC sitcom Porridge and Alan Moore in the ITV show Rising Damp.

In particular, Kate, who was only 5-years-old when Richard passed away, revealed to Larry that she often blends memories surrounding her father's death with those of legendary Beatle John Lennon. Beckinsale died in 1979 and Lennon in 1980. Both caused deep public sadness in the U.K..

The Aviator and Pearl Harbor actress says, "The feeling in the streets where we lived was very similar, so in my mind, as a child, I've had the two [deaths] confused." 

She goes on to mention that, "I've always felt a slight ownership of John Lennon because of that."

It was certainly one of the more touching moments from Kate's Larry King Now appearance. Check it out in the advanced clip above. And, once again, don't forget to tune into her full interview airing this coming Monday, May 23rd right here on Ora.TV!

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