Emma Watson has been working hard juggling her career and school, and she was a proud graduate at Brown University on Sunday.
Emma Watson joins the list of celebrities with an Ivy League college degree, and she shared the news with her fans. Sunday, May 25, the Harry Potter actress graduated with her bachelor’s degree in English literature from Brown University. She started at the school in 2009, and continued to make movies while earning her degree.
The 24-year-old tweeted a photo of her big day on Sunday.
— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) May 25, 2014
After spending her childhood and teen years as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series, Watson was understandably a little nervous when starting college.
“On the first day, I walked into the canteen and everyone went completely silent and turned to look at me,” she told the Sunday Times back in March, according to E! News. “I had to say to myself, ‘It’s okay, you can do this. You just have to take a deep breath and gather your courage.'”
But she also admitted that going to college may have been her best attempt at a normal life, until that normal life made her realize who she really is.
“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.”
Watson stayed busy throughout school. During her time at Brown, she filmed the last two Harry Potter films, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Bling Ring and Noah, among others. She seemed to love college, but she is looking forward to actually having some time on her hands.
“When I finish my degree, I will have a lot more time to pursue other passions, and I want to figure out what those will be,” she told Wonderland for their February 2014 issue. “I love having something completely unrelated to the film industry. I want to find something that will let me use my brain in another way. I like connecting people who aren’t part of that world, too.”