Actress Kate Beckinsale is desperate to wed her new lover - but she can't get the time off work.

The British beauty didn't tie the knot with previous partner MICHAEL SHEEN, despite their becoming parents to daughter LILY - but Kate's so enamoured of Len Wiseman, she's keen to marry him immediately.

But SONY PICTURES bosses are insisting she can't take the time off from promoting Underworld, the Wiseman-directed film which brought them together.

Kate moans, "They said, 'OK, we'll give you two days.' I really wanted it to be at least a week."

The happy couple have now decided to wait until the promotional duties are over before celebrating in style.

23/09/2003 19:58