'Warrior Princess' Emma Watson Is Returning To Brown
During Sunday's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" press conference at New York City's Waldorf Astoria hotel, actress Emma Watson cleared up a few things -- namely, whether she'd permanently quit her studies at Brown University.
"I'm going to Oxford in the fall, to study English for a year." She added, "Just to explain, I haven't left Brown. I'm still enrolled at Brown, but I'm doing my third year abroad to study at home."
The Ivy League education is an obvious choice for Watson, who includes intellectualism on her list of the qualities she shares with the "Harry Potter" characters that makes her famous.
"I'm very heady, the same way she is, constantly thinking three, four moves ahead," she said. "I try to intellectualize a lot, which she does as well, obviously. She's very determined. I like to think I'm very loyal, the same way that she is."
Watson explained, "I'm also a bit of a feminist. I speak my mind in the same way that she does... I feel like young girls are told they have to be a princess, and be delicate and fragile, and that's bulls**t. I identify much more with the idea of being a warrior, being a fighter. If I was going to be a princess, I'd be a warrior princess, definitely."
"I think women are scared of feeling powerful and strong and brave sometimes," she continued.
Watson's new post-"Potter" career has require enormous amounts of courage. She admitted, "A lots of moments in this last movie I made, 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower,' I was terrified. Doing a different accent, being on new movie set in foreign country… there's a scene where I have to mimic Susan Sarandon in 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show,' and I'm standing in a corset trying to do this dance and I felt ridiculous. "
"There's nothing wrong with being afraid," Watson said. "[Bravery] is not the absence of fear, it's overcoming it. Sometimes, you've got to blast through and have faith."View Gallery »
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