Kate Beckinsale's IQ may have been a 'handicap' in her career: 'It's really not helpful'

And Kate Beckinsale, 48, believes hervery high IQmay havehandicappedher career in Tinseltown.

The brainy British actress — who was educated at Oxford University and currently stars inGuilty Party オン Paramount+ — made the bold claim during an interview with Howard Stern on Wednesday, revealing she has an IQ of 152.

による Healthline, the average person has an IQ between 85 そして 115. Beckinsale’s score of 152 places her in the top 1% of the population, meaning she is consideredhighly gifted.

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Kate Beckinsale said her IQ was tested as a child.

Kate Beckinsale said her IQ was tested as a child. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)

しかし “アンダーワールド” actress says the smarts haven’t been a bonus.

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 told the shock jock.

It’s no good to me, でも. It’s really not helpful to me in my career. I just think it might have been a handicap actually.

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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The British actress was educated at Oxford University.

The British actress was educated at Oxford University. (SC PoolCorbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

Despite being a big name in Hollywood, and scooping roles inPearl Harbor,” “Serendipity,” そしてその “アンダーワールド” フランチャイズ, Beckinsale has failed to match the success of some of her contemporaries.

The self-deprecating star clarified that she had her IQ tested by her mother when she was younger and that she may haveburned a few brain cellsin the intervening years.

Beckinsale is on the mend after being hospitalized in Las Vegas last month.

The stunner sustained a back injury while in Sin City filming her new movie, “Prisoner’s Daughter.

Kate Beckinsale currently stars in ‘Guilty Party’ on Paramount+.

Kate Beckinsale currently stars in ‘Guilty Party’ on Paramount+. (ゲッティ)

She later revealed how she sustained the injury while trying to put on a pair of leggings in her hotel room.

Beckinsale recently told James Corden: “Having done eight or nine hundred action movies, I hurt myself putting on a pair of leggings… it felt like a sort of guitar string snapped and everything was horrible.

I couldn’t walk, I couldn’t lie down, I couldn’t sit down. I couldn’t do anything.

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