Hollywood isn’t precisely known for producing intelligence heavyweights.
And Kate Beckinsale, 48, believes her “very precocious IQ” whitethorn person “handicapped” her vocation successful Tinseltown.
The brainy British histrion — who was educated astatine Oxford University and presently stars successful “Guilty Party” connected Paramount+ — made the bold assertion during an interrogation with Howard Stern connected Wednesday, revealing she has an IQ of 152.
According to Healthline, the mean idiosyncratic has an IQ betwixt 85 and 115. Beckinsale’s people of 152 places her successful the apical 1% of the population, meaning she is considered “highly gifted.”
But the “Underworld” histrion says the smarts haven’t been a bonus.
“Every azygous doctor, each azygous idiosyncratic I’ve ever travel crossed has said, ‘You’d beryllium truthful overmuch happier if you were 30 percent little smart,'” Beckinsale told the daze jock.
“It’s nary bully to me, though. It’s truly not adjuvant to maine successful my career. I conscionable deliberation it mightiness person been a handicap actually.”
Beckinsale studied French and Russian lit astatine Oxford, earlier she dropped retired to decently prosecute her vocation successful acting. The London-born quality — who inactive speaks fluent Russian — relocated to the US successful the precocious 1990s.
Despite being a large sanction successful Hollywood, and scooping roles successful “Pearl Harbor,” “Serendipity,” and the “Underworld” franchise, Beckinsale has failed to lucifer the occurrence of immoderate of her contemporaries.
The self-deprecating prima clarified that she had her IQ tested by her parent erstwhile she was younger and that she whitethorn person “burned a fewer encephalon cells” successful the intervening years.
Beckinsale is connected the mend after being hospitalized successful Las Vegas past month.
The stunner sustained a backmost wounded portion successful Sin City filming her caller movie, “Prisoner’s Daughter.”
She aboriginal revealed however she sustained the wounded portion trying to enactment connected a brace of leggings successful her edifice room.
Beckinsale precocious told James Corden: “Having done 8 oregon 9 100 enactment movies, I wounded myself putting connected a brace of leggings … it felt similar a benignant of guitar drawstring snapped and everything was horrible.”
“I couldn’t walk, I couldn’t prevarication down, I couldn’t beryllium down. I couldn’t bash anything.”