Kate Beckinsale flashes side boob and curves after revealing Michael Bay ordered her to 'work out' prior to 'Pearl Harbor' role

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Kate Beckinsale Says She Was Body-Shamed by Michael Bay

Kate Beckinsale definitely had heads turning in this gown.

The 42-year-old actress stepped out at the Christian Dior Cruise after-party at Loulou's in London, England on Tuesday night, wearing a floor-length, white dress that bared some major side boob and accentuated her enviable curves.

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Beckinsale made an outfit change for the after-party. At the Christian Dior Cruise Fashion Show, she wore a stunning cut-out floral dress.

The Serendipity star's bold style statements came after she shared on The Graham Norton Show last week that she was instructed to hit the gym prior to filming the 2001 blockbuster, Pearl Harbor. "I don't think I fitted the type of actress Michael Bay, the director, had met before," Beckinsale explained. "I think he was baffled by me because my boobs weren't bigger than my head and I wasn't blonde."

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Kate Beckinsale flashes side boob and curves after revealing Michael Bay ordered her to 'work out' prior to 'Pearl Harbor' role
NEW YORK - APRIL 06: Kate Beckinsale and Ex. Michael Sheen are seen out in Manhattan on April 06, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 05: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Kate Beckinsale, Lily Mo Sheen and Michael Sheen are seen in Soho on April 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 05: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Lily Mo Sheen, Michael Sheen and Kate Beckinsale on April 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: (L-R) Michael Sheen, Kate Beckinsale and Len Wiseman attends the Weinstein Company's 2014 Golden Globe Awards after party on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)
Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA- MARCH 24: Actor Michael Sheen and actress Kate Beckinsale attend the 10th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation InStyle Party on October 24, 2002 at the Moomba Restaurant in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
LONDON - FEBRUARY 4: Actress Emma Thompson and Michael Sheen, ex-husband of British actress Kate Beckinsale, arrive at the 'Sony Ericsson Empire Film Awards' at The Dorchester Hotel on February 4, 2004 in London. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Michael Sheen, Lilly Beckinsale, and Kate Beckinsale (Photo by Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic)
TORONTO, ON - JULY 12: Actress Kate Beckinsale and actor Michael Sheen attend the After-Party for the Canadian Premiere of 'Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallow Part 2' at Casa Loma on July 12, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
Actress Kate Beckinsale and actor Michael Sheen with daughters attend the After-Party for the Canadian Premiere of 'Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallow Part 2' at Casa Loma on July 12, 2011 in Toronto, Canada.
Michael Sheen, Lilly Beckinsale, and Kate Beckinsale (Photo by Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic)
Michael Sheen and Kate Beckinsale during 2001 My VH1 Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
(GERMANY OUT) 1973Schauspielerin; Grossbritannienmit ihrem Lebensgefährten, dem britischen Schauspieler Michael Sheen, bei der Deutschlandpremiere des Kinofilm 'Pearl Harbor' in Berlin auf dem Flughafen Tempelhof (Photo by Christian Bach/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 2: Actress Kate Beckinsale and actor Michael Sheen attend the Second Annual My VH1 Music Awards on December 2, 2001 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
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Michael Sheen and Kate Beckinsale during 'Romeo & Juliet' - London Premiere - Arrivals at Leicester Square in London, Great Britain. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
Michael Sheen and Kate Beckinsale during The Evening Standard Theatre Awards 1998 at The Savoy in London, Great Britain. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
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She added, "I'd just had my daughter [Lily Sheen] and had lost weight but was told that if I got the part I'd have to work out, and I just didn't understand why a 1940s nurse would do that."

Pearl Harbor, which also starred Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett, was only Beckinsale's second part in a major Hollywood film following 1999's Brokedown Palace.

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