Emma Watson Discusses Life at Brown University, Dan Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, and More


Nov 27, 2010

Posted by Mel

The Daily Mail has a new article about Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), where she discusses many things, among them her experience thus far at Brown University:

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the first day at her US university – chosen over Cambridge because the
latter was ‘a bit Hogwarts-looking’ – Emma Watson was bombarded by
autograph hunters.

She was caught so unawares that she
couldn’t contain her shock: ‘Everyone looked at me horrified, like, “Oh
my God, what’s wrong with her?”‘

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how did she deal with the unwanted autograph hunters, once she had
overcome her initial shock? In typical Emma Watson (and Hermione) style,
it appears – with quiet determination.

She dusted herself down
and decided that she would proceed as planned, on her terms. ‘I just
said, “I’m really sorry, but I’m here to study and I just want to be a
student. Would it be OK if I don’t sign, because you’ll be seeing me
around all the time anyway?”‘

The fact that she has now
completed her first year of studies is clearly something of a triumph,
not least, she admits, because not a single shot of her in the shared
uni bathroom has made its way onto the internet.

‘One morning
I was walking down the corridor from the bathroom in just a towel and I
thought I must be mad, anyone could just snap me,’ she says, laughing.
‘But no one did. Not even when I had my birthday party. 100 people came,
and not one person put a picture on Facebook.’

Watson also discusses how she thinks Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) have changed since she first met them, and the differences in her relationship with both of them:

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She remains close to both Rupert and Daniel, and seems bemused by how they have both developed.

funny, they’ve both gone completely opposite ways. At the beginning
Rupert was very confident, really chatty, very outgoing, and Dan was
the quiet shy one.

‘I remember at the first press
conference, he was so overwhelmed by the whole thing. Now, you can’t
shut Dan up. He’s telling jokes, he’s got this incredible energy.
Rupert’s gone quiet. He’s much more reserved.

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‘We are like siblings. If I’m feeling a bit anxious or I need to talk
something over with someone, Dan’s the one I’ll go to. We had this
great weekend once. We were stuck in the middle of nowhere in Scotland
in this castle.

‘We were both meant to be in bed and I sneaked into Dan’s room and
stayed up watching movies all night, drinking Coke and eating M&Ms
from the minibar.

‘Rupert’s the guy I go to when I want to
be relaxed and have a good laugh. His dressing room is like a child’s
wonderland with every kind of game, every kind of sweet, every kind of
whatever you can imagine. I go to him if I want to snuggle up on the
sofa and watch television.’

Watson also talks about the adult actors on the set of Harry Potter and what she learned from them:

She cites Helena Bonham Carter and Emma Thompson as her role models.

learned from Emma how to behave on a set. She remembers everyone’s
name, she’s incredibly courteous and considerate, and she makes everyone

‘It’s up to the leading actors and actresses to set
the tone on a film set, and the first time I saw Emma I remember
thinking, “That’s the kind of actress I want to be.”‘

when filming finished, Emma Watson bought all the crew members a
Smythson leather notebook engraved with her thanks and a quote from
Dickens: ‘The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.’
Emma Thompson would surely have approved.

style=”overflow: hidden; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; border: medium none;”>Further on in the article Watson talks about the TV shows she watches to relax, her haircut, and juggling her schoolwork and her acting. You can read the rest of the article here. Thanks very much to Bea for the tip!

42 Responses to Emma Watson Discusses Life at Brown University, Dan Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, and More

Avatar Imagevespasian68967 says: A very nice interview. Or bits of the interview at least. :) I was having a conversation with someone the other day who expressed the worry that the Trio would eventually end up in therapy after all the hoopla & all the money they have. I said I thought they were going to be just fine. Emma's interview just backs me up. ;)Avatar ImageBeckster235 says: Great interview! Emma is truly a class act, and great role model for young girls. Love her! Avatar Imagebudgie says: Good interview. All the best to Emma!Avatar ImagePotionsMaster7 says: I think it's kind of sad Emma is so over Harry Potter, not even affiliating herself with a school that's too "Hogwarts-looking". Avatar Imagemollywobbles23 says: PotionsMaster, that is the abbreviated reason for Brown. She's previously said that the American university's broadness appealed to her. I think that's more than likely the real reason. Avatar ImageSindi says: Very nice article :D Emma Watson is so lovely and im happy to hear that everything with her studies are going good :D Keep it up! :D Avatar Imagestinka says: DAILY FAIL is more like it. They took bits of previous interviews and strung them together. And twisted a few things as well. Leaky shouldn't be passing this off as something "new".Avatar Imagehermy007 says: why aren't more girls today looking up to HER, (instead of other supposed female actresses on certain shows for kids that are to remained unamed for the moment)? well, she's certainly a model for me, thats for dang certain. yay emma, this interview only reinforces the fact that u are THE BOMB!!! :D :DAvatar Imageakcorr says: She certainly sounds like she's very close to Dan and Rupert. I guess you it would almost be impossible not to be considering they practically grew up together.Avatar Imageakcorr says: She certainly sounds like she's very close to Dan and Rupert. I guess you it would almost be impossible not to be considering they practically grew up together.Avatar Imagemollywobbles23 says: Shhh Stinka. I'm going to revel in the adorableness of her Rupert anecdote as long as I can. lolAvatar Imagelumoslove says: Emma sounds so classy and lovely! It's awesome to hear that she was inspired, and gave that rad gift to the crew!!Avatar ImageiLoveDolores says: you can't help but fall in love with emma watson :) shes just so wonderfully well rounded and down to earth, such a breath of fresh air. could read her interviews forever, shes just so charismatic and real <3Avatar Imageblessi says: Hehe :)) ya! I also observed that between Dan and Rupert, when I was young I want to be Dan and Emma but it seems like they are just very good best friends. And every time I see the trio, it made me feel really good and glad. If Emma wants to be Emma Thompson, then Me they are my role models. It was just great and so good as in!. I'm thankful that I am one of those who knows them :)Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Thats one good interview. Nice that she got good friends at the univ who understand her. Emma is really a wonderful actressAvatar ImageCDR says: Nice !!Avatar Imagedevilskinn says: I adore her interviews!Avatar Imageeccentricalice says: She is so put together and mature, it's very endearing. Well done Emma!Avatar ImageFawkes1706 says: Great interview, it's fantastic that the hp trio have remained down to earth, I really admire Emma for juggling so much stuff in her life, and doing it so well! Good on the other students at her uni. Avatar Imageashim_gryffindor says: A nice interview. The trio are very close.... didn't we all know this? xD But, it's nice to know Emma wasn't bothered to much in uni, have a great time Emma!Avatar Imageksddancer says: Very nice interview. Emma has really done an amazing job handling everything in her college not many people could do that but I can say I am not surprised Emma was able to accomplish it. :)Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Thats a great interview! She is awesome!Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: Wow that's sounds brilliant! I didn't think Rupert would be the "confident" type, cause usually everywhere else he keeps to himself. Its quite hard to imagine Dan as the quiet shy one, cause usually he's cracking up jokes all the time!Avatar ImageMaryMalfoy says: What a great interview :) It's nice that the people at Brown are so respectful of her. And it's also nice hearing that she's quite close with Dan and Rupert. Emma is such a good role model. She really is someone worth looking up to. Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: This was a nice interview. I'm so glad Emma became so classy and a down to earth person compared to other actresses of the same age range. Glad she is enjoying her time in college too. Avatar Imagehermioneginnyluna says: This was a very nice article. I love Emma so much and it's amazing to see just how well she's managed to fit in with the rest of the college community.Avatar ImageLoonyMaddie3 says: Wow, she's such a great role model. I'm really really really glad she's not going all berserk like many of the popular young actors of our modern society. They all seem like a pretty good bunch of kids! I love her positive, determined attitude! She's great! :)Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: <3 good interview, nothing but love for Emma.Avatar ImageMistic Willow says: A Wonderful Interview indeed!!!! Emma's haircut was quite a shock for me at first!!! but I do think it looks adoreable now!!!! She has turned into quite the Young Lady, and an AWESOME Actress!!!! Watching her grow up on the Set of Harry Potter has been a Privilage indeed!!!!Avatar ImageHarrypotterultrafan says: awww :) she is such a great role model, i really look up to her :) in the daily mirror (on saturday) it said that more teenage girls look up to hermione than cheryl cole :) :) :) :) :) Emma's a brilliant actress !Avatar Imagepigwey says: she handles herself well:)Avatar Imagehewy says: Great article. She picked some admirable role models.Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: good interviewAvatar ImageAveryfan says: I'm guessing that Brown has some kind of policy requiring Freshmen to live in campus housing? It's almost as if she's daring her floormates to post compromising pictures of her - though I would be surprised if the RAs in her dorm didn't have a little talk with everyone about protecting Emma's privacy. I preface this by saying I didn't go to an Ivy League institution, but I can't picture MY Freshman year in college without thinking of drunken debauchery. It's almost sad that she'd "miss out" on that part of American uni life, LOL; though I suppose when you're a child star you give up the right to make stupid mistakes in public. ;)Avatar Imagejacket says: That's really great! I'm glad she's been able to go to college and have a normal life. Because I would have assumed that it would be worse being an actress in one of the most watched movies and going to a regular college. I'd have thought people would give her a hard time but I'm glad that she's enjoying herself! Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: As others have said, she's truly a class actAvatar ImageDobbyWinkyKreacher says: Emma looks amazing in her short hair - it really suits her. It's great the fab three are best of friends. Avatar Imagefalkowska says: This is a nice interview! Emma is not only a brilliant actress but also a terrific role model. I look up to her a lot, as should all girls. I am glad that she is enjoying college - good luck to her! Avatar ImageWant to be a Weasley says: Wonderful interview, it is amazing how much the three of them have matured. I hope they always stay friends and on the right path in life, they seem to be going in the right direction!Avatar ImageFilthyMudblood___ says: Oh she's just lovely.Avatar ImageRavenclawGirl13 says: That is a very good interview. It's great that she able to go to college without having photographers following her around, and just live a normal college life.Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: Woo I'm Bea :D<3 I sent the tip XD

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