"Funny. I like funny."

By PEOPLE.COM/Maria Pasquini
Mar 03, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

Kate Beckinsale knows what qualities she looks for in a man — and rumored flame Pete Davidson fits the bill.

While attending an event celebrating her new DuJour magazine cover in New York City on Thursday, the 45-year-old actress was asked by Extra how she’d describe her ideal man.

With a laugh, the star replied, “Funny. I like funny.”

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Although Beckinsale attended this week’s event on her own, she’s been seen twice this year with the Saturday Night Live star, 25 — first, at a Golden Globes afterparty in January, where one onlooker told PEOPLE the pair were seen cuddling. Then, in February, they were photographed holding hands at one of Davidson’s stand up comedy shows.

Of course, Davidson wouldn’t be the first comedian Beckinsale has been linked to.

Following her 2016 divorce from director/producer Len Wiseman, the British actress was seen packing on the PDA with comedian and actor Matt Rife, 23, in summer 2017. The duo called it quits after two months of dating. In November 2018, Beckinsale was linked to British actor and comedian Jack Whitehall, 30.

Beckinsale shares 20-year-old daughter Lily Mo Sheen with actor Michael Sheen, whom she dated for eight years.

Showing off her own sense of humor, Beckinsale has hilariously shut down her fair share of internet trolls who have criticized her rumored romance with Davidson.

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After Beckinsale was spotted hitting it off with the comedian in January, one commenter wrote on a throwback photo of Beckinsale’s mother, actress Judy Loe, “Dear heavens, Kate. Not Pete Davidson.”

In an exchange captured by Comments by Celebs, Beckinsale responded, “No that’s my mother. Easy mistake.”

In February, the actress also made a joke about Davidson when a fan mistook the SNL star for the late Freddie Mercury

“Trying to look like someone who was not wildly over excited about this picture or startled while planning a sneaky lick of Freddie’s eyeball,” Beckinsale captioned a shot of herself posing next to a photo of the singer.

“Is that a painting of Pete Davidson?” one commenter asked, to which Beckinsale jokingly responded, “GREAT EYE”

Although Davidson and Beckinsale were seen holding hands on Feb. 1, a source close to the actress previously told PEOPLE that her relationship with Davidson is not likely to go any further.

“Kate’s not looking to get serious with someone,” the source said.

Davidson split from singer Ariana Grande in October, and though the comedian has admitted to having a hard time in the months since, a source told PEOPLE late last year that he was embracing his bachelorhood.

“He is very much enjoying being single as he is focusing on himself,” the source said in December.

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