The Harry Potter actress has announced she will leave the US University to focus on her career commitments
Busy Harry Potter starlet Emma Watson has announced she is to take a break from studying at US University Brown, to concentrate on her acting and career commitments.
She may have millions in the bank, role in one of the most successful movie franchises of all time and a career as a fledging fashionista, but yesterday Emma revealed she has been forced to make a compromise, and will give up on her studies for the time being.
The studious 20-year-old enrolled at prestigious Ivy League college Brown to study English Literature in July 2009.
And since starting her degree, Emma has been jetting backwards and forwards across the ocean, balancing school work with her growing movie commitments.
In a special message to fans, the starlet revealed she is to take a break from her studies, to concentrate on her work.
‘I’ve decided to take a bit of time off to completely finish my work on Harry Potter (the last one comes out this summer) and to focus on my other professional and acting projects,’ she wrote.
‘I will still be working towards my degree… it’s just going to take me a semester or two longer than I thought.
‘As you know, I love Brown and I love studying pretty much more than anything but recently I’ve had so much to juggle that being a student AND fulfilling my other commitments has become a little impossible.’
In the past, Emma has spoken out about her first term at Brown, revealing it wasn’t all plain sailing.
‘It was just awful,’ she told Vanity Fair of her very first week. ‘I was like, I must be mad. Why am I doing this?’
Luckily, help came in the form of a roomate with no interest whatsoever in Harry Potter, and fitting into the student social scene. ‘I felt like I’d walked into an American teen movie’ she said of her first uni party. ‘I picked up the red cups. I was like, Wow, they really do drink from these.’
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