“Harry Potter” star Emma Watson has explained a bit about her reasons for leaving her studies at Brown University in March. “I was in denial,” Watson told Britain’s Sunday Times’ Style Magazine. “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.”
And those rumors that she left the Rhode Island campus due to unkind comments from students? “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,” she said. “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 9. 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.”
You can read more on this at our sassy sister blog, Ministry of Gossip. The eighth and final “Harry Potter” film (and the first in 3-D) arrives in theaters on July 15.
— Geoff Boucher
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