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Emma Watson: Taking a Break from Brown

Emma Watson: Taking a Break from Brown

Emma Watson has announced that she’s taking time off from school at Brown to finish up work on professional projects.

“As you know, I love Brown and I love studying pretty much more than anything but recently I’ve had so much to juggle that being a student AND fulfilling my other commitments has become a little impossible,” the 20-year-old actress shared on her official website.

“I’ve decided to take a bit of time off to completely finish my work on Harry Potter (the last one comes out this summer) and to focus on my other professional and acting projects. I will still be working towards my degree… it’s just going to take me a semester or two longer than I thought : )” Emma added, thanking fans for their continuing support.

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  • Kaz simply Amaazingg !!!!!!!!

    Hey jared all this bit of crap, compelet post :)

  • hahhys

    i swear i love this girl so much :)

  • Kaz simply Amaazingg !!!!!!!!

    Why love ??becauze new sl*ut ?

  • http://Ja Sligo lambert ^___^ cute

    Is a conscious ? Or walk and she was asleep

  • Anne

    Go news for fans. I’m glad she will finish her degree but I want to see her in more movies. There is only so much time in a day.

  • Sun

    good idea, idiot

  • mailey

    “love studying pretty much more than anything”

    ok, obviously not, since you are quitting.

    her statement and actions dont match.

    she should just say she’s more into her acting career right now.
    nothing wrong with that. it would just sounds more truthful and make more sense if she said something more to that effect.

  • Ally

    That creep Harvey Weinstein is behind this. He also told her she needs long hair to get roles, and basically become like Blake Lively.

  • Celia

    Well this was kind of obvious since she hasn’t been there since December.

    But I don’t blame her for taking a semester off. I don’t understand how she was managing it all in the first place. Considering she’s busy working on a fashion line with Alberta Ferretti, about to start promoting Deathly Hallows part 2, will have to promote My Week With Marilyn in August/September, will start filming Perks of Being a Wallflower in June….there would be NO WAY for her to also be a full time student at Brown.

    A semester off is just what she needs…for sanity’s sake.
    Plus, she was also seen touring NYU, so I’m thinking she’s planning on taking some courses there in addition to Brown.

    Good grief. I don’t know how she does it all. lol.

  • sligo kaz troll

    hey troll sounds like you need some education

  • adele

    Smart. its better to take the time to do your best in school and all your projects rather than to do everything half-heartedly.

  • http://Ja Sligo lambert ^___^ cute

    U really silly and bad taste and go take shower and take rast with 2 pills for sleep

  • Jolly Folly


    Actually, Mailey she is under contract right now to do the promotion for HP. As is Radcliff and since he is in that NYC play and will miss some engagements, Emma is the professional to the core that will pick up the slack. She has always said she loves school. She will go back, but she is HONORING her word with the contract she signed. Brown will still be there next year or next semester. HP is at the end.

  • lola_uk

    good for her.
    there’s no rush, just take your time enjoying the ride. she’s only 20, after all.

  • emily

    love her, she’s amazing! I hope for the best for her, can’t wait for all her projects!

  • katie-elle

    taylor swift should go to college and learn something.
    or join the peacecorps.
    or visit rwanda for a day or two.
    maybe then her head will come down just a touch from fairyland in the clouds.

  • Celia


    I think that’s what she was doing. Rushing. She’s trying to do everything at once and completely underestimated how hard and stressful it would be. But thankfully, now she’s figured out that she’s not superwoman (although she comes pretty freakin’ close) and will take her time.

  • Space

    That idiot Franco ought to take some tips. He is so busy doing a bunch of things he does a crap job of them all. Maybe I’m giving him an excuse, he is just a bad actor.

  • Lisa

    @Sun: TO SUN, YOU TWIT

  • Meddie

    @mailey: school will always be around but acting opportunities will stop coming the minute you take a day off. the industry is fickle, and so are the public.

  • Lisa


  • Lisa


  • M

    ouch. so much for academic career

  • M

    and why I don’t think she is coming back

  • Celia


    She’ll go back. Education is too important to her. But she’s a non-traditional student. Most first time college students (especially the IVY league) don’t have full-fledged careers when they’re trying to get a degree. It’s a lot of work and if you don’t have the time to give it your full attention, it’s impossible to succeed and Emma knows this.

  • dizzy

    She’s only human was taking on too many projects at a time. She was overworking herself and needed a break. I still respect her. I like that she’ll be going back to school and hasn’t given up on it permanently just because the going got tough. I get overworked with just school, so it’s miracle she is still sane with all the projects she had going on. It’s okay to take a break, Emma. You’re 20 and have you’re whole life ahead. It’s okay to take it slow. Still love the girl!

  • trent

    Any university or college student knows how hard it is to manage just that and a full time job to pay for it.

  • Lisa

    @Lisa: YOU TWIT

  • Speak Now


    Oh shut up.

  • Jen

    Plenty of actresses like Jodie Foster and Brooke Shields went to college straight for four years.

    Methinks Watson won’t be returning…

  • latnock

    @Jen: agreed.

  • little

    @mailey: Honey, it’s called being responsible. She was on contract with HP since she was 10. That was way before college came.

  • Joe


    none of them worked in a movie as big as harry potter, which demands high amount of time from her for which she got paid that much. also every individual is different in their own ways.