Emma Watson has confirmed that she will be returning to Brown University this fall to complete her degree. In addition, she spoke about why she loves the school.
Speaking to Rookie Magazine while promoting her upcoming films The Bling Ring and This Is The End, Watson revealed why she chose Brown in the first place when she enrolled in October 2009. “I really like the fact that it has a very open curriculum, that there aren’t any requirements,” she said. “Really, I’ve kind of been in charge of my own education since I started out on Potter when I was 9 or 10, and I liked that I could design my own major if I wanted to, and I could take independent studies if I wanted to on subjects that weren’t necessarily in the curriculum. I did an independent study on the psychology and philosophy of how and why we fall in love, which was awesome. [Laughs]”
While Watson unfortunately didn’t go into what she learned in her independent study on love (We want to know the answer, Emma!), she did continue to explain what makes Brown special to her. “Opportunities like [an open curriculum], and the idea of classes being pass/fail, make it sound as if you don’t have to work as hard, but it actually gives you the freedom to try out things that you wouldn’t be able to do if you had to get a certain GPA on your transcript. It lets you take classes that you wouldn’t otherwise. And it attracts a certain type of student: [someone] very independent who wants to take responsibility and control of what they’re learning. That really appealed to me as well.”
A report late last year indicated Watson was planning a return this past winter or spring, but it looks like the starlet decided to hold off for a little while longer.
We wish Emma well as she wraps up her career at Brown!
Read more of her lengthy interview with Rookie.