Is that a gun on your waistbelt or are you just pleased to see us?
HUGE congratulations are in order for Emma Watson, who graduated from Brown University this Sunday.
The über-talented 24-year old received her Bachelor’s degree in English from the American Ivy League school and showed her enthusiasm for the momentous event by posting a selfie in her cap and gown, captioned ‘!’.
Watson has managed to balance her education and very established Hollywood career incredibly well. She enrolled at Brown in Rhode Island in 2009, and after taking some time off to film movies like Noah, The Perks of Being a Wallflower and the final Harry Potter film, The Deathly Hallows: Part Two, she can add a degree in English from one of America’s most prestigious universities to her CV.
The world-famous actress didn’t always find blending in at university easy, though, she told The Sunday Times:
‘On the first day, I walked into the canteen and everyone went completely silent and turned around to look at me… I had to say to myself: “It’s OK, you can do this. You just have to take a deep breath and gather your courage”.’
Watson wasn’t alone during the ceremony, at which 2,000 other students received their diplomas. She sat sandwiched between her mother, Jacqueline Luesby, and an armed bodyguard, also in academic attire, who tried to blend into the graduating class of 2014. We think the gun strapped to her waist might have given it away though…