Ask any guy in his 20’s or 30’s what the most memorable moment of the Schwarzenegger flick “Total Recall” was and he’s likely to tell you, “The three-boobed woman” with no hesitation. The film, which came out in 1990 and also starred Sharon Stone, was almost a rite of passage for boys of a certain age. If you hadn’t seen the triple-breasted lady, you hadn’t lived.
When word of the remake got out, a lot of people were left wondering how much of the original film would be kept in, or at least paid homage to, and of course the infamous woman with superior mammary glands was at the top of that list. The director apparently understood the cult icon-status of the character, because she does indeed play a role in the new film, which stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, and Jessica Biel.
But one thing a lot of people may not know is that Kate Beckinsale–who isn’t a stranger to showing off her body in skintight vinyl catsuits for the “Underworld” films–was almost cast as the 3-boobed hooker at the suggestion of her husband.
“We’d had a conversation about the fact that I wasn’t available and we were both being very grown-up about it and he said, “Well, maybe, will you play the three-breasted hooker just so that you’re in the movie?”‘ she explained. “And I was like, “OK”, because it had been a very long time since I saw the movie. I’m so glad that I didn’t do that. I mean, she gets more attention than Jessica or me put together. My daughter would die. She’d be so mad at me, going into eighth grade, if I was walking around with three boobs all the time. She’d be really annoyed.”
Eventually, the part went to Kaitlyn Leeb, who debuted her interesting look to Comic-Con fans this year to great reviews. While the film will be rated PG-13, there may be some bonus footage on the DVD not meant for younger eyes; director Len Wiseman says he shot three different versions of the 3-breasted woman just for that purpose.
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