Normal, Non- Airborne Muggle Transportation the Way to University for Emma Watson

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Sep 09, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Actress Emma Watson has updated her website to confirm that she has arrived safely at Brown University where she will be attending school this year here in the US. She writes that she “arrived on Tuesday, and is having “the most amazing time.” Emma continues “I’m still so excited to be here; I’ve already met so many incredible people. I’m over my jet lag and now I just want classes to start! Hope you are all well and happy and if you’ve just started college or university that it is everything you hoped it would be.”

Tabloids and paparazzi have been relentlessness in their pursuit of Emma arriving at school, with scores of reports flying all over the internet (which will not reappear on TLC). One such ludicrous rumor had Emma arriving at school in airborne manner, which the Hermione Granger actress dispelled by stating “Oh and contrary to the reports you may have read, I didn’t arrive by helicopter. I’ve only been in one once when I was little and I was terrified. Now back to my studies! Speak soon.”





103 Responses to Normal, Non- Airborne Muggle Transportation the Way to University for Emma Watson

Avatar Imagemini bagel says: Good Luck!Avatar Imagechikitcorpuzvesterbaek says: I hope they give her the peace to actually enjoy her university life. It's a once in a lifetime experience for anybody, and God knows, Emma deserves it. And hats-off to Leaky Lounge for upholding the right to privacy!Avatar ImageTheGoldenSeeker says: Good luck, Emma! I hope you'll have a great time on college and get good grades! :) Also, I hope you'll make many new and great friends! They will make your life on university much more fun!! Martina, xxxAvatar Imagemugglemom4 says: Well done leaky! I hope she has a fun year at college and is able to make some true friends while here.Avatar Imagefuchsiarascal says: Glad she's trying to have a normal life at college. :o) Although when I'm visiting family I hang out around Brown a lot, it'd be awesome if I saw her (but I wouldn't be all crazy, haha).Avatar Imagegidge says: Cheers! to Leaky Cauldron for respecting Emma's wishes for privacy! And good luck to Emma in her school work.Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: Going to an Ivy League would be amazing. She's so lucky.Avatar Imagepotterforpresident says: Yay! Go, Emma! Glad she's having fun. But one question though... what about filming DH?Avatar ImageHBPFan says: Well done Leaky, for not posting photos, and good luck to Emma in starting her new year at uni.Avatar ImageJane_Potter says: Good luck Emma!!!Avatar ImageBlatcher914 says: I've just got to echo what everyone is saying on here, Good Luck and good job, for Emma's studies and Leaky's respectful coverage of our favorite muggle-born!Avatar Imagejulisara says: Good luck Emma. I'm from RI and it would be pretty difficult to get a helicopter onto the campus at Brown (very densely populated). Brown University is used to having famous people attend the school, so I have no doubt that she'll have a great experience while she's there.Avatar ImageFresca says: I hope that the papparazzi and reporters will let you get on with enjoying university life, Emma. Enjoy the atmosphere, the classes and even the late-nighters!Avatar ImageSmitch says: What a beautiful picture of her! Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Good luck Emma! I hope all goes well! :) Avatar Imageharrypotter_123 says: Good Luck Emma!!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: Good luck to her as she begins her university career! It is pitiful, however, that the tabloids are demonstrating this lack of respect as she undertakes her studies. Let the woman focus on her education, people.Avatar Imageselene21 says: Good Luck Emma!!! have fun and study hardAvatar ImageLucida says: Stupid reporters and them better leave her alone, I think she'll be stressed enough with her school work. Just started college yesterday and it's a lot to take in.Avatar ImageHeartbreakDX says: Good luck Emma!Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: I sure hope that the reporters leave Emma alone and allow her to focus on her studies. Way to go Leaky for respecting her privacy.Avatar ImageDarcyS says: I wonder if she is having a roommate up there or has her own private room. Can you imagine getting a phone call and it's Emma Watson asking who will be bringing the fridge? Avatar Imageweasleygirl101 says: Good luck Emma! Hope you have a great time!Avatar Imagemouse68 says: "But one question though… what about filming DH?" Angela, the filming schedule for DH1 & 2 was organised in such a way that the majority of Emma's filming for both films was completed before she left for university, it's the main reason why they filmed some of DH2 so early in the schedule. Emma was filming for six months before she left, and for the most part only has some Battle of Hogwarts and epilogue scenes to complete, which she will do, as she announced previously, during her term breaks in December/January and March/April. Avatar ImageMissDracothan says: I hope everyone leaves her alone. I really think America was the wrong choice, but at least it is Ivy League, so there will be good security.Avatar Imagehermionesclone says: Good luck Emma! I'm glad photos aren't going to be posted of her in a class or something. Avatar Imagedreampotter says: Best of wishes in school, Emma. Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Best of luck Emma, and welcome to the colonies!Avatar ImageThe Stew says: I am praying for Mrs. Watson as she faces the pressures and temptations of being a famous actor trying to live a normal college student's life.Avatar Imagepotterversefan says: Good Luck with your studies Emma!!Avatar Imageaxlgirl says: Good luck Emma! Avatar ImageLinnyish says: Good luck Emma :) All the other people who got into that uni this year must be pretty excited.. Well I would be anyway.Avatar ImageA Chocolate Frog says: Good luck, Emma, you'll love college!! Thanks, Leaky, for doing everything with integrity. There's a reason you're "The Most Trusted Name in Potter." :)Avatar ImagecrazyforSeverus says: Awwww...I feel so bad for her because of all the paparazzi. I hope she has a good time in university and wish her all the best :)Avatar ImageGraymayne says: I hope that your chosen college course is everything that you hoped it would be. Enjoy this new life experience.Avatar ImageBookworm Jen says: I'm glad to have official confirmation that Emma is, indeed, studying at Brown. I think it was a great choice for her. I went there, and my favorite part was the flexibility they allowed in their curriculum. There are no core, or "gen ed" requirements that everyone has to take, so you can really explore a number of topics that interest you, and tailor your concentration (major) to whatever you want it to be (at least, that's how it was when I was there, which was, admittedly, several years ago now). Anyway, I hope Emma will have a wonderful and fulfilling experience there...and who knows - perhaps I will run into her at a future class reunion! :)Avatar Imagegreyy says: I hope she has a GREAT time here in the US and that the tabloids leave her be. We love you Emma! Good luck! (:Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: good luck Emma! hope you have tons of fun :DAvatar ImageDiamondWings says: Good luck Emma!!! God! that people can't leave them alone???Avatar Imagemadman1277 says: good luck Emma, hope you are doing wellAvatar Imagewandmastercalum says: I was gonna search for those photos but then I think I it's just disgusting to do that!Avatar Imagemakochibi says: Good Luck Emma! You will do great! Don't let people get you down.Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: Good luck to miss Emma. I don't think that anyone's interested in photos of her in the uni anyway. Avatar Imagehumbert0 says: Good luck Watson!Avatar Imagehumbert0 says: Hope she becomes a great student xDAvatar Imagehumbert0 says: I mean, even greater x)Avatar Imagehermionenluna says: she's gonna b awesome i know it!!Avatar ImageRose63 says: Welcome to the U.S. Miss Emma and GOOD LUCK!Avatar ImagehellomotoCOOP says: i hope she has privacy Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: I hope that the paparazzi leave her alone, and I'm glad Leaky is respecting her wishes.Avatar ImageTap Cards 16 says: yup!Avatar Imagekayzz says: Jeez how difficult would it be to be normal? That would be so annoying. But I'll know she'll do great. Avatar ImageLovelySlytherinWitch19 says: Gee, I read yesterday in the newspaper "Emma Watson arrives in helicopter to Brown" and was like WUTWUT. Now I know I must not believe everything i read. Good luck Em! :)Avatar Imagehp29 says: Awesome job Leaky, you guys are awesome. As is Emma, I wish her god luck in her studies, it must be really exciting :) Avatar Imagemiss molly says: It must be very hard for Emma with being in a different country, starting classes and having press and other classmates taking here photo at every turn. I hope it all dies down and they allow here to enjoy here college experience. I know when I went away to school the first few weeks were extremely difficult with being home sick and just adjusting to a new place and I only went one state away. I think it is great that leaky is respecting Emma's wish to just be a normal student and is not publishing any of the photos that are out there Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Good for Emma :) I hope she has a great time!Avatar Imagebutterbeer bottle says: Good luck to Emma at Uni! I just wish that the paparazzi would just leave her alone, because she does deserve her privacy.Avatar ImageHermioneGrangerWP says: That's so great for her! Good luck! God is looking over you! We love you!Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: Good Luck at Brown Emma!!! Avatar ImageKimberlyZ says: good for her! now she's really going to be a hermione :P Avatar Imagealpaca-girl says: Good Luck to you Emma!!! :o)Avatar Imagercassie95 says: i believe that Emma Watson is attending Columbia....Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: Gosh, I guess they're all done filming the DH movies. *sniff* I hope she's able to enjoy being in college without all the craziness. Well, with just the normal college craziness anyway, lol. I wonder if she'll join a sorority? :DAvatar ImageLavendergirl says: yay for Emma! It must be really tough for her to try to blend in as a normal student, but she is a smart and capable girl, so I truly believe that things will be just fine or her. Good luck!Avatar Imageharryplusrachel says: gorgeous photo. :) Avatar Imageharryplusrachel says: gorgeous photo. :) Avatar ImageBriannaWazHere says: Give her her privacy damnit, she's busy being an awesome role model. lol. I agree, no tabloid pictures. Good LUCK Emma- go get 'em!!Avatar Imagebiiigbob says: EMMA... ENJOY YOUR TIME AT BROWN. DO YOUR STUDIES AND MAKE FRIENDS. THE NOVELTY OF YOUR BEING A STUDENT WILL SOON WEAR OFF, AND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO BLEND IN WITH THE REST OF THE STUDENT BODY. AS THINGS SETTLE DOWN, ENJOY VISITING THE SURROUNDING AREA AND SIGHTS. IT'S A BEAUTIFUL AND HISTORICAL PART OF THE COUNTRY. BEST OF LUCK.Avatar ImageRin68nyr says: Good Luck, Emma! We know you'll do well...you seem to have "Hermoine-esque" smarts! Hope you can live a normal life there....but what a lucky room mate! ErinAvatar ImageProfessor Skrewt says: As fine a website as Leaky is, it let down its members by not letting us know earlier that Emma had arrived at Brown for orientation. After all, where Emma would attend college was the greatest mystery for Potter fans since the "Is Snape good or bad" debate before DH was published. Furthermore, the only published photos of Emma at Brown have been the sort that anybody on that campus could have taken. They weren't violations of her privacy, since she was outdoors with other students in normal group activities. It was good to see her looking so pleased to be there with her family and her new friends. If anything, the photos I've seen make her transition from actress to student more real. Perhaps the photos will show even her most ardent fans that she does indeed have a life apart from playing Hermione. Finally, the pictures of Emma with Jay Barrymore, who seems like a nice, relaxed guy, should make us all happy that she has found someone with whom to share this time in her life.Avatar Imagecghambright says: Lmao @ the helicopter thing!! I wish her the VERY best!! She's so awesome! Go Emma!!Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: i wish her the best in college, i hope they leave her alone Avatar ImageThe Hufflepuff Giraffe says: Cool! I hope everything goes well for her, although I can't imagine how weird it could be at first with other students, etc. I really hope the paparazzi lay off soon, though. Hooray for privacy!Avatar ImageAlice Weasley says: I am so proud of Emma for pursuing her university degree, and Brown is a great school!!! Good luck Emma, I hope college is everything YOU hoped it would be :)Avatar Imagelady_anne says: why's everyone so excited? it's only an university for God's sake...Avatar Imagealegria35 says: Hope Emma can keep her privacy, good luck to her on that. Just last night, I saw a report on E! news with papparazzi pics.Avatar Imagekbicprez says: HOORAY for Emma! Brown is a great school and brainy Emma should thrive there. On top of that, the campus is gorgeous and Rhode Island is a lovely place. GREAT CHOICE Emma. YOU GO GIRL!!!!!Avatar ImageLauraKeaton says: I hope the press just leaves her alone. College is awesome, but also really stressful and emotional, and I couldn't imagine having to go through it all again with nasty paparazzi after me all the time. I advise her to have fun and study hard and party a little bit and hopefully no awful pics of her end up on tabloids with "Hermione doing a keg stand" as the title.Avatar Imagehalfbloodprincesss says: good luck to emma and hopefully the papparazzi will find somebody else to botherAvatar Imageclashcityrocker13 says: Good for her! Freshman orientation sucks! lolAvatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: Congrats in making it to Brown, Emma:]. And good luck for your years of study!Avatar Imagehermiones says: funny how the media produces such stuff Avatar Imagehermiones says: yeah apparently she arrived by helicopter not exactly trying to keep a low profile Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: i love emma. i wish i lived closer to brown. it would be cool to catch a glimpse of her from a distance or even to meet her. Avatar ImageCatherine says: good luck emma! she is so normal, and it is so nice for her to have a nice everyday experience like that!Avatar ImageDawna says: Good luck, Emma! And welcome to New England! I wonder how the filming will be affected?Avatar ImageLisbry says: Good luck with uni life and that you get the privacy and normalcy you wish for! Avatar ImageBartimeus Crouch says: Good luck Emma! I hope everything goes well. I'm sure the university life will be a great experience for her. Avatar Imagesilvia_storti says: Good luck Emma! Enjoy your uni life!Avatar ImageTheGriff says: Haha helicoptered in. Good luck emma. She'll do great of course.Avatar Imagestregs12 says: Good luck Emma! I'm sure you'll have a great time and do very well. Thanks Leaky for respecting her privacyAvatar Imagemjkalldaway says: its great that she's going to college, even though she doesn't necessarily need too. i wonder if they're done filming with Emma in DH thenAvatar Imagejoelwyncott says: Yeah, I hope she gets to have a normal few years, for once in her life, at least. I'm really happy that she decided to go to college and further her education. (Smart girl, Emma.)Avatar Imagejoelwyncott says: The people who go to college the people who are smart enough to know that they have a lot more to learn, as all of us do.Avatar ImageFifi says: Hopefully they'll respect for privacy. Well done MyLeaky!Avatar ImageAsi says: I wish I lived near the Brown univesity ! Good luck Emma!Avatar ImagehellomotoCOOP says: good luckAvatar ImagePoppy L. Pomfrey says: Emma is so intelligent! Even though she is so famous and has so much money, she still wants to continue her studies. I love her :-DAvatar ImageKimberlyZ says: Yo go Emma! I hope America treats you well!Avatar ImageMikaMaxwell says: Oh, it's petty exciting to think the woman portraying the best student in Harry Potter's year is going to school in the same country as me. It's kind of inspiring, actually, since I always think of Hermione when I need to really buckle-down and get my school-work done.Avatar ImageHGROSS44 says: Good luck Emma you will do great just remember it is best to do home work first then play take it from one who did it backwards.Avatar Imagetayler18 says: awh, i love her so much!Avatar ImageBrosia23 says: I am glad that she is going to school. She is insanely rich, but also smart as hell, so she is bettering herself and getting a degree. If she chooses to not go farther as an actress, but have a different kind of job, that degree will come in handy.

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