Emma Watson is an official college graduate!
Watson has been vigorously studying at Brown University in Rhode Island in hopes of obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in English, and now she finally has. Emma enrolled in the Ivy League university in 2009, but she had to temporarily drop out to finish the last installment of the Harry Potter franchise.
Emma then enrolled in the Oxford University in England, but she again had to take a break to finish the film The Perks of Being a Wallflower. She was so focused on getting her degree that she even had to turn down several films during her fall 2013 semester.
During a recent interview with Wonderland Magazine, Emma opened up on why she decided to attend a school in the United States. She said that she loved the idea of not knowing anyone, and wanted to have new exciting experiences.
“I really wanted a new experience. I loved not knowing anyone,” Emma explained. “It felt very exciting, and I felt like I was striking out on my own in a very real, very new way. But there’s this thing called the Sophomore Slump, which is a phenomenon that is apparently known and recognized, though I had never heard of it. It caught me by surprise.”
“For the first year at university, everything is new and exciting,” she continued. “You don’t realize that you don’t have your support structure, your home comforts, and all those touchstones that help keep you on track. Then, after the first year, when the adrenaline wears off, you find yourself in a slump. That’s what happened to me by the end of my third term. I felt very unsettled and lost.”
So, what does Watson plan on doing with her major? “Tough question… I’ve been very fulfilled by my studies,” she said. “English has helped me think in an analytical way. It’s helped me see the world from new perspectives. Diving into these stories and characters has given richness to my own life. And now, when I read scripts or look at stories, I have these references for a larger understanding of humanity. I’m sure it will make my job as an actress more interesting.”
Emma was one of nearly 2,000 graduates to graduate from Brown University on Sunday. Before the graduation, she took to Twitter and posted a photo of her wearing a black cap and gown and simply captioned the photo with an exclamation point.
— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) May 25, 2014
Image via Twitter