Emma Watson: My First 2 Years of College Were Rough
New York Times Magazine caught up with Emma Watson, and she opened about her first two years at Brown University. She admits that they were tougher than she thought she thought it would be and it wasn’t because of mean students. She says it was because everyone there is very focused and forced to choose their path early on, which she wasn’t prepared for. Last year she took some time off from school, which she stressed that she was not dropping out but needed a break. Since then, she has returned to school at Oxford University despite filming The Perks of Being A Wallflower, which opens September 21. Here is her whole quote about college and her first two years of it.
My first two years at Brown weren’t easy. Not because I was bullied or because anyone gave me a particularly hard time, but just because, you know…at Brown everyone does completely different things and very much chooses their own path, which is great, but it’s also much more difficult, too. You’re not with a group of people all the time at one time.
It sounds like she is unsure on how to explain it, but I think she did a good job. I hope that we can hear more about her college experience after she graduates. I think it really is an outstanding thing for her to go to college, despite the fact she’s a famous actress. She seems to know that she needs other options and I love that she values a good education, sort of like her Harry Potter character, Hermione. I wonder how proud her family must feel about her choice? I think if I was her family I would be beyond thrilled that she chose to further her education, despite her hot career. It is a smart move that many stars forego.
Do you think she is underplaying the issues? She might be, but she does have the right to keep some things in her life private. So I can see why she might withhold some info, but then again she might honestly be at a lost of words for it. Nobody likes talking about unpleasant things and that is something she certainly feels conflicted about. I have a feeling a lot of people would feel conflicted either way, so it isn’t uncommon. At least she is starting to talk about it and has moved on, so we should follow her lead and focus on her new movie now. You can read the full interview they did with her at The New York Times Magazine website.