Why Emma Watson Left University: Couldn't Hide Her Fame


Emma Watson has opened up about why she dropped out of Brown University, and also shed some light on her love life.

The Harry Potter star sat down for an interview with Sunday Times’ Style Magazine to reveal all.

It was widely reported that Watson left Browns University because of bullying. Not so according to the actress. In fact the majority of the students didn’t care what she did in a professional capacity. The world may know her as the actress who played Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, but that didn’t mean fellow students acted differently towards her.

As she says:“It made me so sad when all this stuff came out that I left Brown because I was being bullied. It made no sense at all. Brown has been the opposite.

“I’ve never even been asked for an autograph on campus. I threw a party for nearly 100 students and not a single person put a photo on Facebook.” (phew, I thought she was going to say no one turned up – now that would be embarrassing!

Watson continues: “Anyway, even if I was being given a hard time, I wasn’t going to wuss out of university because someone said ‘Wingardium leviosa’ to me in a corridor, or ‘Ten points for Gryffindor.’ I’ve been dealing with the media since I was nine. If I can’t stand up to a few people giving me a hard time, it’s a bit pathetic, really. I’ve had so much worse.”

So to the juicy bit. Why did she drop out? “I was in denial,” she says. “I wanted to pretend I wasn’t as famous as I was. I was trying to seek out normality, but I kind of have to accept who I am, the position I’m in and what happened.”

Moving on to romance. Does she have any in her life? “I say to my friends, ‘Why hasn’t X called me? Why doesn’t anyone ever pursue me?’ They’re like, ‘Probably because they’re intimidated.’ It must be the fame wall,” she explains. “It must be the circus that goes around me. Me, as a person, I find it hard to believe I would be intimidating.”

Don’t worry darling. One day your prince will come. You may just have to kiss a few frogs on the way.


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