Harry Potter‘s Emma Watson may be one of the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, but she’s having a fairly typical college experience at Brown University — right down to having a bad freshman week. Normal, except she studies while getting her make-up done for Vanity Fair photo shoots!
“It was just awful,” Emma told Vanity Fair of her first week as a freshman. “I was like, I must be mad. Why am I doing this?”
But that didn’t stop her from attending her first frat party!
“I felt like I’d walked into an American teen movie,” Emma said. “I picked up the red cups. I was like, ‘Wow, they really do drink from these.’ ”
And eventually the superstar found friends in a roommate who could care less about Harry Potter and her rumored new boyfriend Rafael Cebrián, a rock musician and actor in his native Spain.
“I was scared before I came to Brown — that I wasn’t going to be allowed to have both [a career and a normal life]. People would think that I didn’t deserve to have both,” Emma explained. “[I was afraid they'd think], ‘You’re famous. You’re given free handbags. Why should you deserve to be normal?’ ”
Creative director for Burberry, Christopher Bailey, may explain it the best, “She’s the only girl I know who gets two completely different reactions from people: ‘Aw’ and ‘Whoa!’ ”