Now that the Harry Potter series is finished, 22-year-old Emma Watson says she will be returning to Brown University to finish her degree work. She's been away from college for two years, after taking a break to finish the Potter films.
Watson originally started school in 2009 for a bachelor's program, but she took a break to work on the final chapter of the Harry Potter films. She transferred from Brown to Oxford University in 2001, but after accepting a role in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, she took another break. In 2009, she told fans that she was dropping out, but dismissed rumors that she was leaving school due to bullying.
"I've decided to take a bit of time off to completely finish my work on Harry Potter...and to focus on my other professional and acting projects. I will still be working towards my degree...it's just going to take me a semester or two longer than I thought."
Watson had admitted while she was in school, though, that she found it to be difficult to study at the University, because her success made it a struggle to go out in public places.
"My first two years at Brown weren't easy, not because I was bullied or because anyone gave me a particularly hard time, but just because, you know, without the collegiate system...and at Brown everyone does completely different things and very much chooses their own path, which is great, but it's also much more difficult, too. You're not with a group of people all the time at one time," she explained.
While her explanation of college seems to be a bit of a "duh" comment to us, we certainly can't fault her for taking a little longer than she expected to finish her studies. She's said to be majoring in English literature.