London, Dec 3 : English actress Kate Beckinsale got a first hand lesson in entertainment journalism after she took a job with a U.S. newspaper to prepare for a film role.
Beckinsale, 35, plays the role of a reporter in the new movie 'Nothing But The Truth', and to get her part right she spent her time shadowing journalists on the Los Angeles Times.
For the Van Helsing actress, trying to learn the trade has given her an enlightening experience.
"We are slightly sort of under the 'us and them' thing. It's a little like enemy lines - but when I was there I found it was amazingly similar to acting. It was quite nice to go, 'I kind of get it more than I thought I would'," the Daily Express quoted her as saying.
"People complain about the paparazzi and the paparazzi go, 'Well, you put yourself out there.' And I had to have my character sort of think that way," she added.