Emma Watson's going back to Brown
July 19th, 2011
04:55 PM ET

Emma Watson's going back to Brown

Now that "Harry Potter" is wrapped, Emma Watson is setting her sights back on her studies.

The 21-year-old actress - who's denied reports that she'd been bullied out of Brown -  said in April that she was taking a break from school to focus on her acting career. But according to People, she told reporters recently that she's not through with higher education yet.

"I'm still enrolled at Brown," Watson said. "It's just that I'll spend my third year abroad - at Oxford."

Then, she went on, "I'll return to Brown to complete my last year."

Yet Watson doesn't seem to be foregoing new, post-"Potter" projects. The actress has been cast in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," and may even wind up in Guillermo Del Toro's "Beauty and the Beast," according to ComingSoon.net.

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  1. hahaha1234


    July 21, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  2. Sidecar Sid

    Whats beauttifull about a big ays forehead?

    July 21, 2011 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
  3. Julianne

    I really don't think Emma needs "a career to lean on when she get's old". She's a multimillionaire, for gosh sakes! I think she's intelligent and wants to be well-rounded – to be all she can be! Clas-say! I hope this very sharp start stays bright and mentally healthy. It's not easy to stay sane in that business.

    July 20, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Newo

    ♥ seeing a "Hollywood" girl with a good head on her shoulders, go get that education Emma.

    July 20, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. LoJenkins


    July 20, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  6. jomama

    plenty of americans take up students spots in colleges overseas as well...

    July 20, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  7. Bobbeh...HEEEYYYY BOBBEEEEHH...where my crack pipe

    Crack is whack. Whitnuh ain evuh gun b fat.

    July 20, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  8. i'mright

    Something about her is creepy. Maybe it's that boy haircut all pasted to her head.

    July 20, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  9. Doug

    Wait... she's working summers at UPS?

    July 20, 2011 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  10. Teddy Ross

    Smart and beautiful

    July 20, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  11. Allison


    July 20, 2011 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  12. citizenUSA

    I thought they meant her hair color. Yeah, being in a bunch of nerdy movies, (although I acknowledge their massive siccess), will keep the bullies away.

    July 20, 2011 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  13. johnnyb

    Perfect. Because I'm brown from the waist down and clean so she won't catch any hogworts. Wink wink

    July 20, 2011 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Rooster

      Dude, you do stand up? I'd love to catch your act. Oh wait, you're not funny. Idiot.

      July 20, 2011 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  14. Joe

    What is it with this girl that she never smiles? She's got that same sulllen "This whole thing is so beneath me." look as the chick from the Twilight movies. PS Just come out and get it over with.

    July 20, 2011 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  15. sapsxy

    She has a business mind.Hope she pursues that.Goodluck E.W.

    July 20, 2011 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |
  16. refifi

    Sorry, maybe I'm dense. What is a brit doing, taking the place of an AMERICAN at an AMERICAN college, esp. in times of
    such economic distress? What is American citizenship good for, if we allow foreigners to take the spots our students should be taking at our universities? Nothing against Watson personally, but she's taking the place of some poor American student who now has to go somewhere else. How much of this is going on?

    July 20, 2011 at 1:59 am | Report abuse |
    • crow

      a lot of this is going on. international fees are usually more expensive. why wouldnt schools want to make more money? welcome to reality

      July 20, 2011 at 3:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Secularosity

      "Sorry, maybe I'm dense."

      That seems to be the case.

      July 20, 2011 at 3:58 am | Report abuse |
    • wyciwyg

      well, coulld be Emma earned a spot based on grades and willingness to WORK for her education. Conversely, could be there arent that many qualified homegrown students with either the grades or the willgness to work hrd to get them. hhmmm?

      July 20, 2011 at 5:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Minou

      Brown is a PRIVATE university with an impressive price tag for tuition. Any "poor American" who can afford Brown (if they're accepted!) can afford Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Notre Dame, and ANY state university. Kudos to Emma Watson for pursuing an education.

      July 20, 2011 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      "refifi", Emma and other foriegn nationals are not taking any spot in place of an American. All considerations are inclusive meaning that there are just as many available "spots" for you or anyone if you qualify. If you get a "spot" you're not eliminating someone else so this isn't like the Olympic's whereas one gets cut because another gets a chance.

      July 20, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
    • N. Stein

      I'm sure you could get her back by taking a spot at Oxford from her.

      July 20, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • hehe101

      You do realize that she's attending one if the best schools in country, right? I'm pretty sure the americans your refering to can't even get in on an academic level. For every "foriegner" in an american school, there's another at Cambridge, Oxford, or McGill. My dad (when he was still Canadian) attended Georgetown for a year. Stop hating on nonamericans! Are you a member of the know-nothing party?

      July 20, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Leah

      @ Crow – actually it's usually much cheaper to go to school in a country in the European Union than it is here in the USA, especially at a private Ivy League school, and considering she's not considered a legal resident, it's even MORE expensive for her. However, as others have said, there are no "spots" and private like Brown. If you qualify, can afford it or receive a scholarship then you are in. If she were going to a state school that has "spots" based on the school's budget that would be a different story. Even then, many state colleges receive special funding for their international students or the student is required to pay much more than just tuition (a friend of mine from Singapore had to pay nearly $12k in fees plus full tuition and was not allowed to live on campus unless there was room available at a state college in Iowa) and they aren't considered part of the regular incoming students, thus the spaces available for students don't change just because there are international students attending.

      July 20, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  17. lgwelsh1

    The girl got accepted at Oxford, that't some incredible stuff right there. Best of luck to her and her future.

    July 20, 2011 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  18. Mark McKee

    Wow. Brits are so quaint. American youth, whether from Compton or San Jose have one goal. Get bling because without bling you are sub-human. So Compton kids sling crack and San Jose kids get a letter from a Senator to help them get in a great school. The goal is the same; avoiding poverty. The concept of attending college to learn? That's been over in America since the Reagan years. I'm afraid Emma's American peers will find this very odd indeed. I mean she has more money than Jesus, why is she going to college???

    July 20, 2011 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Prose Dreams

      Perhaps she wants another career to fall back on when she gets older. Perhaps it's just a goal of hers. Who knows?

      July 20, 2011 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      @Mark, Money isn't everything and can only go so far in happiness. I think learning something outside of your paradigm is good for the head; keeps you balanced and down to earth and interacting with everyday common folk. Actor's like Sheen believe in himself too much to where he thinks he is mightier than God and that is his undoing; no one is irreplaceable and everyone is expendible even in Hollywood. Emma is doing it right but she also has a long life of hard decision making ahead of her. She seems to be on the right direction.

      July 20, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  19. charlie crack

    That hair just, just.....nawww

    July 20, 2011 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  20. ThatJen

    Wow sickos. And OscarAA...puke.

    July 20, 2011 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  21. Geoff Maguire

    Cute, Clever, and Classy... and we get stuck with Lindsay Lohan, Miley Cyrus and the Olsen twins.... Sigh

    July 19, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  22. The Truth

    Beauty and brains. Can't ask for much more. Do you Emma, that's what will make you happy

    July 19, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  23. some sleazy guy on the internet

    If Emma is going back to Brown, then I'd be just her type! I'm a light brown, like Will Smith mocha, not too dark like Don Cheadle, not too light like Colin Powel.

    July 19, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • LOLing

      Post of the year! 😀

      July 20, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
    • hehe101

      She's going back to Brown University, as in the ivy league school.

      July 20, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • You're a trolling moron

      @ hehe...you're a moron. He was simply making a joke about the headline. Get over yourself, you are not cool for correcting people.

      July 20, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  24. BevoTexas

    She's so stinkin' cute.

    July 19, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  25. zoundsman

    An education (as the age old farts keep saying) is something no one can take away from you.
    Okay, maybe you'll pay with interest for the dam thing.

    July 19, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  26. OscarAA

    Wonder if she reads this. If so, will you go out with me, Emma?

    July 19, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  27. goosie

    Smart move, Emma. Now just stay away from Hollywood, and you should be fine.

    July 19, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  28. arch

    She isn't really hollywood. The majority of her work is in England and the surrounding areas, not hollywood. I think she is doing what she likes. She doesn't need to work for a very long time, if she decides to go that way. I don't understand why someone would call her an "ugly ho"! She is a 21 yr old young lady and is attractive. I guess there are some who don't know how to respond to someone so young making so much money. I guess it comes down to being jealous!

    July 19, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Marny

    Now this is more like it,a diamond in the rough of young Hollywood.

    July 19, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • hehe101

      Natalie Portman graduated from Harvard. This proves my theory:

      Jews and Brits do something right. The rest of you... it varies.

      July 20, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  30. alecia

    Good for her! I hope she does well and is much better educated than most people her age are.

    July 19, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  31. SmarterthanU

    The most balanced young actress in Hollywood. Stay grounded. Don't get jaded.


    July 19, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  32. SmarterthanU

    Right on!

    July 19, 2011 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |

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