Beckinsale recalled attending an all-girls faculty the place she “by no means needed to fear about elevating my hand making me presumably unfeminine” and finding out at “a college by which mental debate was not solely inspired, however the complete level of attending,” noting she’s “very conscious how fortunate I’m to have had these experiences.”

The Underworld alum then addressed her feedback within the interview. “After I stated it has been a handicap in Hollywood it is PRECISELY as a result of being feminine AND having an opinion usually needs to be fairly fastidiously packaged in order to not be offensive or as on this case, intentionally twisted into signifying ones perceived superiority or conceitedness,” she wrote. “It is abundantly clear that that is nonetheless the case, and these journalists who spun this into me ‘bragging’ is part of the precise purpose I say it was and is a handicap. As a lady in truth answering a query about my very own IQ, I’ve been the topic of some articles attempting to disgrace me for it. That is EXACTLY what I imply by a handicap.”

Whereas Beckinsale famous she would not “usually reply to this form of bulls–t,” she stated “it is actually necessary to me that NO share of girls not to mention 60% (Grazia journal, 2019) ought to really feel they should lie or dumb down beneath ANY circumstances in order to not be a goal.”

“Information: I’ve executed some good motion pictures and a few s–t motion pictures,” she concluded. “I’ve made some good and unhealthy selections in my private life. I’ve a very tolerant cat. My IQ is 152 and if that triggers you, @thecut, (regardless of your 2015 article on Salma Hayek stating the alternative) that is your drawback. Additionally, choose a facet. Additionally, IQ would not really imply s–t. However cease perfomatively [sic] supporting ladies whereas pulling crummy s–t like this.”