Kate Beckinsale has suggested her high IQ may have been a “handicap” in her acting career.
Appearing on The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM, the Hollywood actress revealed her IQ score had been tested as 152 as a child.
However, she suggested intelligence had not been a useful asset in her vocation.
The 48-year-old, who studied at the University of Oxford, said: “It’s no good to me though.
“It’s really not helpful in my career.
“I just think it might have been a handicap actually.”
Jokingly, she added: “They tested me when I was young so I am sure I have burnt a few brain cells now.”
Stern asked if she found it difficult to date some men because she saw them as “morons”.
She replied: “Don’t you think most women say that?
“I have heard so many women say, ‘Why are men such idiots?’
“I think that is a thing.
“I don’t think that is personal to me.
“I have always found I can forgive an awful lot if somebody is funny.
“There is a certain degree of intelligence in somebody being funny that I am able to mess with.”
London-born Beckinsale reportedly injured her back last month while making upcoming release Prisoner’s Daughter in Las Vegas.
She later shared a photo which appeared to show her lying in a hospital bed and said she was “feeling a lot better”.