Classic beauty Emma Watson featured in VANITY FAIR. On playing Hermione Granger: ‘If I’m honest, I was her. I was very keen. I was super-eager to please and be good. And I was always kind of bossy.‘ On being a freshman at Brown:
‘It was just awful. I was like, I must be mad. Why am I doing this?” And what was with all the party-hearty stuff? She nervously attended her first frat party, hoping she might get into the swing of things. I felt like I’d walked into an American teen movie. I picked up the red cups. I was like, Wow, they really do drink from these.’
But, then she started meeting people: a roommate who had no interest in Harry Potter, really friendly rower guys and Rafael Cebrián, who’s a rock musician and actor in his native Spain and has reportedly become her boyfriend.
For classes, she settled on European women’s history, Ovid’s Metamorphoses and acting. ‘I think actually I’m the worst person in the class. I was scared before I came to Brown, that I wasn’t going to be allowed to have both [a career..
..and a normal life]. People would think that I didn’t deserve to have both. [I was afraid they’d think], You’re famous. You’re given free handbags. Why should you deserve to be normal?’