She hates frat parties — who doesn’t? And, was totally terrified during Freshman week — who wouldn’t be?
Who would have thought that Harry Potter star Emma Watson was a completely normal, day-to-day girl? Well, in the June 2010 issue of Vanity Fair, Emma opens up about what it’s like to be the highest paid actress in Hollywood in 2009 – she made $30 million- AND a college freshman at Brown University and guess what! She confesses that she’s pretty much the worst student in one of her classes, HATES going to fraternity parties, AND she feared going to college just like the rest of us!
Emma, like a lot of first year college students is having problems with one of her classes and ironically for her, it’s her acting class! “I think actually I’m the worst person in the class,” she admits!
And when Emma, 20, attended her first fraternity party, she hated it! “I felt like I’d walked into an American teen movie,” she says. “I picked up the red cups. I was like, Wow, they really do drink from these!”
But, most of all, the whole thought of going to college scared the heck out of Emma just like most other young adults her age. “It was just awful,” she says looking back. “I was like, I must be mad. Why am I doing this?”
Luckily for Emma, it seems that most of her fears have calmed down and that no one has given her a hard time about her Hollywood success. “I was scared before I came to Brown—that I wasn’t going to be allowed to have both [a normal life and a job as an actress]. People would think that I didn’t deserve to have both,” Emma explains. She was scared they would think, “You’re famous. You’re given free handbags. Why should you deserve to be normal,” but they totally didn’t!
Instead, Emma has fallen into a great group of friends that make her feel completely at home. Her roommate could care less that she’s in Harry Potter. The rowing team loves her. And, she supposedly has a cute new rocker boy/actor boyfriend from Spain named Rafael Cebrián!
We’re glad that Emma is getting the best of both worlds — Hollywood success and the normal experience of freshman year of college. It sounds like she’s super happy even if acting class seems a bit hard. We wish her the best!
– Lindsey DiMattina