Kate Beckinsale thinks her “high IQ” may have “handicapped” her movie career.
The actress surprised Howard Stern on Wednesday by saying her IQ was 152. The star clarified that she had her IQ tested by her mother (Kate even called her to confirm) when she was younger and that she may have “burned a few brain cells” in the intervening years.
“The IQ scores of most people are represented in the middle of the bell, between 85 and 115. Overall, about 98 percent of people have a score below 130. If you’re among the 2 percent with a higher score, you’re an outlier. “, according to Healthline.
Kate Beckinsale says that the high level of IQ has not made her happier.
“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,” Beckinsale commented.
“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. “, she added.
After an interview at the Howard Stern Show, the Kate Beckinsale published a post dedicated to women who are pretending to be dumber than they really are.
@katebeckinsale: “I was asked multiple times in a recent interview if knew my IQ.I didn’t answer the question the first few times, but I did tell the truth that my mum had had me tested when I was young,and that it was high. I didn’t remember the number,and after being pressed several times to call my mother and ask her,I did.
Here’s the dilemma: Tell the truth? Refuse to answer the question?Lie?Pretend it was lower? I told the truth and some journalists have been triggered by this. Are we really jumping on women for answering a question truthfully about their intelligence or education? Are we really still requiring women to dumb themselves down in order not to offend? I went to an all-girls school where I never had to worry about raising my hand making me possibly unfeminine-and I went to a university in which intellectual debate was not only encouraged but the entire point of attending.
I am very aware how lucky I am to have had those experiences. When I said it has been a handicap in Hollywood it’s PRECISELY because being female AND having an opinion often has to be quite carefully packaged so as not to be offensive or, as in this case, deliberately twisted into signifying ones perceived superiority or arrogance.It’s abundantly clear that this is still the case, and these journalists who spun this into me “bragging” is a part of the exact reason I say it was and is a handicap.As a woman truthfully answering a question about my own IQ,I have been the subject of a few articles trying to shame me for it. This is EXACTLY what I mean by a handicap.
I don’t often respond to this sort of bullshit but it’s really important to me that NO percentage of women let alone 60% (Grazia magazine ,2019)should feel they need to lie or dumb down under ANY circumstances so as not to be a target. Facts: I’ve done some good movies and some shit movies. I’ve made some good and bad choices in my personal life.I have a really tolerant cat. My IQ is 152 and if that triggers you, @thecut, (despite your 2015 article on Salma Hayek stating the opposite )that’s your problem. Also, pick a side. Also,IQ doesn’t actually mean shit. But stop perfomatively supporting women while pulling crummy shit like this.”
Beckinsale, studied at the London Godolphin and Latymer School, while still a teenager, and was twice awarded the W. Smith Young Writers Award, and at school, she became interested in acting.
Also, Kate studied French and Russian literature at Oxford University, and she called Anton Chekhov her favorite writer.
And despite the fact that Beckinsale has had several successful film projects, however, her co-stars seem to be more popular.
The Hollywood actress invites you to watch her “Guilty Party”, which you can stream on Paramount +.