Following in the steps of her friend and co-star Dakota Fanning, Kristen has decided to go to college! The actress has reportedly enrolled in an English course at UCLA, because she wants to ‘get a proper education.’ Good for you, Kristen!
Kristen Stewart thrives on being challenged, and so she has decided to take on the ultimate challenge — returning to school! Kristen, 23, has reportedly enrolled in an English Literature class at UCLA, because she is considering a “life after film.” Does this mean she is quitting acting?
Kristen Stewart — Enrolling In College
So is Kristen closing the door on acting?
Kristen has signed on to study English Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), through a correspondence course, which lets students take part without physically attending classes. This means Kristen — who is currently filming Camp X-Ray — won’t have to take a break from her filming commitments.
“She is already considering a life after film,” a source tells The Sun. “She never got to complete college and she wants to get a proper education. She is a voracious reader and cannot wait to get going on her correspondence course. It won’t be easy and it will mean putting in some fairly strenuous hours. But once she’s graduated, Kristen will be able to do almost anything she wants, in or out of Hollywood.”
This is really fantastic news! Education is no burden to carry, and Kristen is so wise to expand her resume and broaden her horizons.
Plus, Kristen won’t be attending alone! “Got accepted into UCLA!!,” tweeted her best friend Scout Compton.
Like Kristen, James Franco, Emma Watson, Lily Cole and Natalie Portman are all stars who chose to return to formal education after a spell in the spotlight. Plus, her Breaking Dawn co-star and close friend Dakota Fanning balances attending NYU while filming, so Kristen can get advice from her!
While promoting her film On The Road at the Toronto International Film Festival, Kristen gave a candid interview to The Hollywood Reporter about her views on college.
Kristen said, “I was always good in school — like, kind of reluctantly… [and] I never, ever imagined that I wouldn’t go to college; I just got caught up in things. ” She goes on. “What I knew when I was younger was that I wanted to know that I was going to be really challenged, and I am. I didn’t want to step out of what was already really challenging me.”
However, Kristen has previously admitted that she did not enjoy her high school experience.
”I was glad to leave school. I was missing a lot of classes and they were failing me,” she said. ”I couldn’t relate to kids my own age. They are mean and don’t give you any chance. Once you have done with school, you realise that it is just a smaller version of life. I have felt that I should have been an adult since I was aged about five.”
Here at HollywoodLife.com, we think Kristen attending college is a great idea! What do you think HollywoodLifers? Do you think Kristen should go to college?
— Eleanore Hutch
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