Kate Beckinsale Tells Howard Stern Her Mother Tested Her IQ as a Child
Hollywood isn’t really known for producing intellectual giants.
And Kate Beckinsale, 48, believes her “very high IQ” may have “disabled” her career in Tinseltown.
like-minded British actress – educated at Oxford University and Currently Stars in “Guilty Party” Feather Paramount+ — made the bold claim during an interview with Howard Stern on Wednesday, revealing that he has an IQ of 152.
According to healthlineThe average person’s IQ is between 85 and 115. Beckinsale’s score of 152 places her in the top 1% of the population, meaning she is considered “highly gifted”.
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But the “Underworld” actress says smart is no bonus.
“Every single doctor, every single person I’ve ever seen, has said, ‘If you were 30 percent less smart, you would be a lot happier,'” Beckinsale Told the shock jock.
“However, it doesn’t bode well for me. It’s not really helpful to me in my career. I think it can really be a deterrent.”
Beckinsale studied French and Russian literature at Oxford before she dropped out to properly pursue her career in acting. The London-born beauty – who still speaks fluent Russian – relocated to the US in the late 1990s.
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Despite being a big name in Hollywood and having gargantuan roles in the “Pearl Harbor,” “Serendipity,” and “Underworld” franchises, Beckinsale has failed to match the success of some of her contemporaries.
The self-deprecating star clarified that her mother had tested her IQ when she was younger and that she may have “burned out some brain cells” in the intervening years.
Beckinsale is on the mend After being hospitalized in Las Vegas last month.
The stunner suffered a back injury while filming his new film “Prisoner’s Daughter” in Sin City.
She later revealed how she got hurt while trying to wear a pair of leggings to her hotel room.
Beckinsale recently told James Corden: “After doing eight or nine hundred action movies, I hurt myself wearing a pair of leggings… It felt like a guitar string broke and everything was terrible.”
“I couldn’t walk, I couldn’t lie down, I couldn’t sit. I couldn’t do anything.”