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Emma Watson Talks Frat Parties with 'Vanity Fair'

Emma Watson Talks Frat Parties with 'Vanity Fair'

Emma Watson looks stunning in a Chanel dress and necklace in this shot from Vanity Fair.

The 20-year-old actress chatted about what her collegiate experience at Brown University has been like so far.

On going to her first frat party: “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.”

On taking an acting class: “I think actually I’m the worst person in the class.”

On being a normal college student:
“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?”

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  • scrug

    i’m happy she’s clever because she’s not a very good actress in Harry Potter movies!

  • essie

    lol her comments r so cute

  • Whodunit?

    She’s awesome.

  • Sammy

    I wish we would see Emma in movies every few months instead of Maniston.

    Emma is HOT!!!!!!!

  • Sammy

    What’s a frat party?

    I’m English. Totally mystified.

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l..

    …she’s so cute in person. i should of grabbed her tiny little butt in topshop.

  • Courtney

    She’s so lovely.

  • sara

    Sammy- a frat ( short for fraternity) is a social group named w/ Greek letters that typically lives together as a ‘brotherhood’. The frats regularly throw parties at their houses hence the name ‘frat party’

  • Sammy

    sara – thanks! Wow, how interesting! Sounds like American unis have some sort of secret society thing going on.

  • wraith

    She is beautiful. Does she have any other movie coming out besides Harry Potter?

  • III

    Lovely girl.

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  • Gisele

    she’s so pretty.

  • jason

    I wonder if she will ever become some rebel and start doing drugs and wearing trashy clothes ….can u imagine lol

  • MollyMakeout

    I was like, Wow, they really do drink from these.”
    woww pretentious.

    i think she must have been clever to get into brown, but at the same time every famous person’s child goes there so you can’t know if she really got in on smarts. also, she’s taking women’s history, acting, and some other random class for her schedule…challenging (sarcasm)

    she is nice looking though

  • Sarah

    They don’t have plastic cups in England?


    @Sarah: She meant like in the movies ~ red plastic cups, we only get crappy plastic white ones lol. Americans are the same way when they come over here, it’s just culture differences.

  • KC

    @MollyMakeout: She is very super charming and endearing, actually ~ youtube her “Friday Night with Jonathan Ross” interview if you want :) So lovely and well spoken, and a liiiiittle dry witted. Really definitely not pretentious at all like (Peaches Geldof). Emma is a smart girl but there is a misconception that she must be a posh pretentious Brown student. The truth is she is honest, sweet, grounded, and down to earth :)

  • ! SW:

    she always takes such stunning, pretty photos

  • aron

    @LONDONTOWN: pretty sure she meant it like “heeey i recognise these!” thats what i’d be like lol

  • Marda

    The red cups was a joke. She also was a straight A student. She earned her way in. I want to read the rest so bad!

  • :(

    My dad is in London right now :)

  • Kenneth

    @Marda: That’s what I thought since she’s always pretty sarcastic, in a funny way.

  • wildcats

    she seems down to earth!

  • Helen

    this girl is the f-cking shit.

  • Celia

    Gorgeous! Love her! I can’t wait to read this issue!! She’s so right about the frat parties: they really do use those ridiculous cups. I love the part in the video when she’s studying while they’re doing her hair! How CUTE! She is amazing!

  • Jimmy

    Yeah just another normal Brown student. Now tell me another big fat lie.

  • Celia


    No one said she was the average college student. Anyone with two eyes can see that, but I think she’s doing a very good job of fitting in. When she’s at school, she’s usually not in the press. I really admire people like her and Natalie Portman (who had a similar experience) who can go to school AND work such a unique job at the same time. It’s got to be hard and takes a lot of dedication. Not everyone can do it: the Olsen twins for example.

  • Shan

    She’s someone I envy so much…she’s naturally beautiful, intelligent, and HP has made her set for life and then some financially….I’m jealous! :) I’m glad to see she’s so normal and down to earth w/it all

  • j

    it really disgusts me that she got into brown so easily and she is just taking it for granted
    I mean come on, she spend the last few years making movies and posing for ads, how could she possibly have prepared for her SATs and college application like every other american high school student did
    it’s nice to be a celebrity

  • Marieme

    How sweet! Hope she enjoys Brown and America.

  • Heather

    @j: She earned all A’s on her GSATS… it IS possible to have both brains & beauty… RARE but possible

  • Chloe

    @MollyMakeout: Who care what classes she takes? Isn’t she a freshman/sophomore? All those classes are easier than the ones taken later on.

  • Lauren

    I was like, Wow, they really do drink from these.”
    Everytime I see a american teen movie with these cups I wondered if it was like this in real life. Valid point.

  • Jimmy

    @Celia: I think only someone who is in her same class at Brown could know how well she is “fitting in.” When I was at university a celebrity of her stature would certainly not have “fit in”. They might have managed to take the classes and pass the tests, but they would always have been “outsiders” to most of the rest. It is rather like a billionaire living in a small town. Would they really “fit in”? NO.

  • Celia


    Again. No one said she was normal. People from Brown are always tweeting about how they just met her or just saw her in the cafeteria, so clearly people are star struck. But it’s not like Emma lives in a penthouse off campus and gets driven to class in a limo. She lives in the dorms. She’s friends with the other students and she walks to class like everyone else. I think that’s fitting in. She’s a megastar, obviously she’s not going to “fit in” completely.

  • WhatevahMan


    Oh be quiet. Does it really matter how she got in? I think its great she did. She seems to be quite similar to Hermione.

  • Maygan


    lol well what exactly do you british kids drink from? and do you not play beer pong…?

  • liv

    @Maygan: What’s beer pong..? lol?