What a smart cookie Emma Watson is!
With the Harry Potter film franchise finally coming to a close, Emma can now start looking to her future and she has decided to go the academic route for awhile. The actress applied and received acceptance from several Ivy League schools, including Yale, Brown, and Harvard, but in the end she choose the hustle and bustle of NYC.
Emma reportedly plans to attend Columbia University in the fall. In an attempt to gain some anonymity, Emma changed her name while being included into the student directory, filing under "Charlotte E Watson" instead of her given name "Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson".
In her recent interview with Teen Vogue, she admitted her excitement but also her hesitation about her decision to go collegiate:
“I’ve been saying that I wanted to go to university since I was eleven, so if they didn’t let me, I’d be pretty upset. I just want to keep it private [my university choice] for as long as I can. I probably sound like a paranoid nut, but I’m doing this because I want to be normal. I really want anonymity. I want to do it properly, like everyone else. As long as I don’t walk in, and see, like, Harry Potter posters everywhere, I’ll be fine.”
Posters, maybe not, but expect those drunk, rich frat boys to make a "wand" joke or two. And expect A LOT of gawking eyes. People won't be able to help themselves.
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