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Kate Beckinsale is a complete and total genius

That's why she never reached EGOT status.

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by Anonymousreply 7October 22, 2021 4:40 AM

[bold]Kate Beckinsale Says High IQ ‘Might Have Been A Handicap’ To Her Career[/bold]

[bold]“It’s no good to me,” said the “Underworld” star.[/bold]

British actor Kate Beckinsale thinks she could be too smart for her own good.

On Wednesday’s broadcast of “The Howard Stern Show,” the “Underworld” star speculated that being so bright “might have been a handicap” in her career.

She recalled being told she had an IQ of 152 when she was a child, and even called her mother on the air to confirm the figure.

“That’s like almost Einstein level,” said radio host Howard Stern. “Oh, I wish I had an IQ of 152,” he added.

“You don’t,” replied Beckinsale. “Every single doctor, every single person I’ve ever come across has said, ’You’d be so much happier if you were 30% less smart,′ and I’m sure that’s true.”

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

Beckinsale didn’t explain why having such a high IQ had been a hindrance. Nor did she provide testing details. The high-IQ club Mensa accepts people who score 132 or higher on school cognitive ability exams.

Stern asked how Beckinsale’s smarts affected her love life.

“I’ve always found I can forgive an awful lot if somebody’s funny,” she responded. “So, there’s a certain degree of intelligence in somebody funny that I’m able to mess with.”

by Anonymousreply 1October 22, 2021 3:53 AM

Mensa member Sharon Stone can relate.

by Anonymousreply 2October 22, 2021 3:54 AM

Of course. Of course. Poor Kate, who’s never done a thing to her face.

by Anonymousreply 3October 22, 2021 3:58 AM

I believe her. Usually its the stupid and incompetent that make their way up to the top. For example, the top real estate agents who sell the most expensive listings are total morons.

by Anonymousreply 4October 22, 2021 4:01 AM

Wow, all that plastic surgery, she looks like a Stepford Wife.

by Anonymousreply 5October 22, 2021 4:02 AM

Well, she is an obvious liar regarding plastic surgeries. History of humblebrag with this one. I recall an Interview where she laughed that her daughter thinks she looks like JLo and could not tell them part in photos.

by Anonymousreply 6October 22, 2021 4:09 AM

she was cute in that one whit stillman film, after that. . . .

by Anonymousreply 7October 22, 2021 4:40 AM
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