Kate Beckinsale is adamant children should be allowed to grow up before having a career in showbiz, even though her own daughter LILY starred alongside her in 2003 film Underworld.

Beckinsale's talented offspring was just five years old when she stormed the silver screen - but the movie beauty insists it was a one off.

She says, "I think you should start when you're a bit older. But Lily had fun and it was only for half a day and we needed a five-year-old for the part.

"I think she would have been insulted if we hired somebody else."