Emma Watson isn’t just a pretty face. Now, the actress better known as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films has an Ivy League degree to go with her steadily growing acting and modeling careers.
Emma Watson graduated on Sunday from Brown University along with 2,000 classmates. Watson tweeted a picture of herself wearing a cap and gown. Fox News reports Watson earned a degree in English Literature.
— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) May 25, 2014
Emma first enrolled in Brown University in 2009, which was coincidentally the year she was named the highest-grossing actress of the decade by the Guinness Book of World Records. US Weekly reports that Watson has been able to succeed partly because she wanted to prove her doubters wrong.
The magazine cited an interview in April of this year, when Emma talked about those who didn’t think she would ever finish school. “People told me it wasn’t possible,” Watson said. “I kept saying, ‘I don’t care.’ This is what I want. And graduating will, for me, be really symbolic of all of that,” the Noah star added, laughing, “I will be there. And I will be throwing a huge party. And getting very drunk.”
Some might wonder what the next step would be for Emma. They might also wonder whether Emma Watson would continue to be as driven as she has been so far. Watson made sure to make it known she believes she’s still got quite a bit to do. In the interview, she added that she still had quite a bit to prove.
Since the Harry Potter films ended, the actress has been working hard to make sure she isn’t only remembered as the young female witch and love interest of Ron Weasely. Among the roles she’s taken on since that series ended was a spot in The Bling Ring where she had to shed her English accent in exchange for one from the Valley.
Noah was the first big blockbuster Watson appeared in since the JK Rowling films came to an end. Unfortunately for Emma, the flick has been widely panned by movie critics and those who felt the Russell Crowe epic wasn’t true enough to the original biblical story.
Despite a very busy filming schedule, the actress still managed to finish her Ivy League education in just five years. That span includes a brief break from the school in 2011 in order to promote Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.
Next up for Emma Watson is a starring role alongside Ethan Hawke in the crime drama, Regression.