Kate Beckinsale revealed her high IQ score and how it didn’t help with her career.
The 48-year-old “Pearl Harbor” actress shared to Howard Stern on his show that she had her IQ tested when she was a young girl. She admitted that her mother, Judy Loe, had her tested at an early age, and when she called her mom on air to know the exact IQ score, Loe said it was 152 — which is considered “very high.”
‘Very High’ IQ
“I did. I’ll have to ask my mum. It was very high. I think she had me tested because very bright children are nearly unbearable,” she said.
She added, “they tested me when I was young, so I mean I’m sure I’ve burned a few brain cells by now.”
According to Healthline, a score of 100 is considered to be average, while a score of 130 and higher is considered a high IQ.
Studied In Oxford
For those who don’t know, Beckinsale studied Modern Languages at Oxford before pursuing her acting career. The “Pearl Harbor” star is also fluent in Russian.
During the chat, Beckinsale also talked about how her high IQ was a detriment to her work.
Didn’t Help With Her Career
“Every single doctor, every single person I’ve ever come across has said, ‘You’d be so much happier if you were 30 percent less smart,'” she said. “It’s no good to me, though. It’s really not helpful to me in my career. I just think it might have been a handicap actually.”
With her intelligence in mind, Stern asked how she must think all men are “idiots” when she’s dating, to which she responded by saying, “Don’t you think most women say that?”
She’s Interested In Humor
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As for her dating life, the English actress shared that she focuses on humor instead.
“I’ve found I can forgive an awful lot if someone is funny. There’s a certain intelligence in someone being funny that I’m able to mess with,” she said.
Her Painful Injury
Earlier in the week, Beckinsale went on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” where she opened up about her recent leg injury, which happened while she was filming her upcoming movie “Prisoner’s Daughter” in Las Vegas.
“Having done eight or 900 action movies, I hurt myself putting on a pair of leggings in my hotel room,” Beckinsale said on the show.
“I was in my hotel room putting on a pair of leggings, and it felt like a sort of guitar string snapped, and everything was horrible. I mean, worse than having a baby bad, like bad,” she added. “I couldn’t walk, I couldn’t lie down, I couldn’t sit down. I couldn’t do anything.”
Beckinsale also revealed that at the time, she struggled to leave the hotel room to go to the hospital as she was unable to sit nor stand.
“Eventually, an ambulance came, and they sort of rolled out a sheet and picked me up in it, like a sort of sausage, and put me on a gurney,” she said while laughing before assuring fans that she’s completely fine now.