Emma Watson is one-third of the trio that headlines the Harry Potter film series. Watson, along with Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint have literally grown up in front of our eyes. They’ve spent half their lives playing the fictional characters Harry, Hermione, and Ron and once Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 hits theaters this summer, it will all be over.
Instead of delving into more work, Watson decided that she wanted to further her education by attending college. She applied and was accepted into Brown University but that didn’t last long. She originally claimed that she wanted to take time off to pursue her education but has recently dropped out and is currently working on another film. Was it the right choice?
When word spread that Emma Watson had left Brown University, she was suspected of being the victim of a bully. The actress quickly shot down that theory when she spoke to Britain’s Sunday Times’ Style Magazine. She said, “I was in denial. 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.”
Yes, she does have a place in the hears of millions of people due to her role in Potter but we’re not sure that’s the best reason to throw in the towel. Education is important and it’s always good to have something to fall back on. Fame is fleeting. There are plenty of celebrities, more specifically former child stars who had successful careers in their youth, took a break for college, and came back stronger than ever! Let’s take a look at a list of them shall we?
Jodie Foster – graduated from Yale
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – graduated from Columbia
Natalie Portman – graduated from Harvard
Anna Paquin – graduated from Columbia
Ron Howard – graduated from USC
On this list, four out of five are Oscar winners and one is a Golden Globe nominated actor. What’s the problem? College isn’t for everybody — that’s a given but to use fame/ your career as your reason to not go isn’t the best excuse. It can be done. That’s a fact. What do you think of Watson’s decision?