Emma Watson confirmed to PASTE that she is going to Brown University in Rhode Island: I am off to Brown, which is an Ivy League establishment in the US. I’ve got a place there to read literature. Is that a deliberate career choice?
Oh yes, very definitely. I hope to do quite well with my A Levels [she’s being modest, she achieved straight A’s in her chosen subjects, English literature, geography and art, as well as seven A’s and three A* at GCSE level] and
they’ve provisionally accepted me, so I’m off to study.
Do you want to step out of the spotlight for a while? It’s not so much that, no,
I’m not trying to hide or anything like that. It sounds so geeky, but I really do like studying and reading, and if I’m not working on Harry Potter, then my greatest relaxation is to sit with a book. That’s how I escape stress, in literature.
I always have several books on the go at any one moment, so it’s no good you asking ‘What’s on the bedside table at the moment, Emma?’ because often I can’t even see the table! I think that all that reading is just about the only similarity I have with Hermione, if you ask me.
Anyone else starting at Brown in the Fall?