Emma Watson has long been rumored to be attending Brown University this fall, when she takes a break from Hogwarts to begin her life as a real college student. And now the [movie id=”307087″]”Harry Potter”[/movie] star has confirmed that she will indeed be going to the Providence, Rhode Island, school.
Daniel Radcliffe spilled the beans a about her choice few weeks back, but Watson took her time making the announcement. “I am [going to university this fall] — to Brown, which is an Ivy League establishment in the U.S.A.,” she told Paste magazine. “I’ve got a place there to read literature.”
The starlet confessed that she is looking forward to taking time out of her acting life to study, which is her favorite thing to do when she’s not acting. “I’m not trying to hide or anything like that. It sounds so geeky, but I really do like studying and reading, and if I’m not working on Harry Potter, then my greatest relaxation is to sit with a book,” she said. “That’s how I escape stress — in literature.”
Just because she’s embarking on life as a student later this year doesn’t mean she’s completely ruled out life as an actress. Watson told MTV News that if the right movie comes along, she’d be willing to include it in her new life at college.
“If it was something I really wanted to do, then I wouldn’t say no. But at the same time I’ve been working solidly since I was like 10 … so I’m going to take a bit of break,” she said, jokingly adding, “That’s the worst thing — you never want to hear someone in my position being like, ‘Oh, my life’s terrible!’ “