Emma Watson: Why I left Brown University...

The beautiful Brit has denied reports that she left US university Brown because of jealous co-eds

Emma Watson
Emma Watson

The beautiful Brit has denied reports that she left US university Brown because of jealous co-eds

Emma Watson has revealed the real reason why she left Brown University, and it's not because of bullying. The 21-year-old actress was rumoured to have dropped out due to unkind comments from jealous students, but she has insisted this simply isn't the case.

'It made me so sad when all this stuff came out that I left Brown because I was being bullied,' she told the Sunday Times Style magazine. 'It made no sense at all. Brown has been the opposite.'

The Harry Potter beauty in fact insists that her fellow students weren't at all interested in what she did for a living, and were only happy to maintain the star's privacy: '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,' she admitted.

Years in the spotlight have toughened the actress-turned-model, who claims that even if she had experienced bullying, it wouldn't have changed a thing.


'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,' she conceded.

And the real reason for her departure? 'I was in denial,' she explained. '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.'

It turns out being famous on campus doesn't really help in the dating department either, as poor Em found it tough to convince guys she wasn't on the scary side of famous.

'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.

'It must be the circus that goes around me. Me, as a person, I find it hard to believe I would be intimidating.'

We think you'd be surprised Emma!



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