Emma Watson Tells Real Story About Brown
Emma Watson was caught shooting dirty looks at a lot of the MTV Movie Awards winners Sunday night – and according to The Huffington Post, the Twilight sweep isn’t the only thing that’s disappointed her lately. Her experience at Brown University wasn’t what she expected – but she says the reports that she was bullied are completely false. It’s more that she was too famous to live the normal college student life she wanted.
“I was in denial,” she said of her experience at the Ivy League school in Providence, RI. “I wanted to pretend I wasn’t as famous as I was. I was trying to seek out normality, but I kind of have to accept who I am, the position I’m in and what happened.”
“It made me so sad when all this stuff came out that I left Brown because I was being bullied. It made no sense at all. Brown has been the opposite. I’ve never even been asked for an autograph on campus. I threw a party for nearly 100 students and not a single person put a photo on Facebook,” she continued. “Anyway, even if I was being given a hard time, I wasn’t going to wuss out of university because someone said ‘Wingardium leviosa’ to me in a corridor, or ‘Ten points for Gryffindor.’ I’ve been dealing with the media since I was nine. If I can’t stand up to a few people giving me a hard time, it’s a bit pathetic, really. I’ve had so much worse.”
Still, dating was a problem for Emma. “I say to my friends, ‘Why hasn’t X called me? Why doesn’t anyone ever pursue me?’ They’re like, ‘Probably because they’re intimidated.’ It must be the fame wall,” she said. “It must be the circus that goes around me. Me, as a person, I find it hard to believe I would be intimidating.”
Hate to break it to you, Emma…but a lot of guys won’t date the rest of us, either. And they probably know you won’t be impressed by a one night stand in their dorm rooms!