Correcton: andPOP initially reported that Emma Watson was attending Columbia University while in fact she is attending Brown University.
Harry Potter star Emma Watson will be attending New York’s Brown University in the fall, reports Perez Hilton. The British star, 19, who plays Harry’s friend Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, will be living in a dorm room and says she’s looking for some “normality” in her life.
“As long as there are no Harry Potter posters on the wall, I will be fine and happy,” she said, adding she hopes her roommate isn’t a fanatic of the series.
“I really hope they are a really massive Harry Potter fan,” teased Watson’s co-star, Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry. “I hope you walk in and the first thing you see is your face on a duvet.”
Watson says she thinks she’s “reasonably okay to live with.”
She will be taking a break from acting to study English literature. The Independent reports, to avoid attention, she has enrolled as Charlotte E. Watson, rather than her given name, Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson.
The sixth of the eight films in the Harry Potter franchise, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, hits theatres July 15. The films are based on the popular novels of the same name by J.K. Rowling.