The Truth About Emma Watson’s Silent Retreat Revealed

Emma Watson is one of the most popular actresses in Britain. Having risen to fame following her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series, she has definitely worked to make the most of her success, starring in a sizable number of films. Since appearing in the first Harry Potter film, Emma has achieved a lot and in 2014, she was christened the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador. She has also concentrated on a few notable personal endeavors, which include completing her higher education studies, consequently acquiring a degree in English Literature from Brown University in 2014.

Emma Watson captions image "#BringBackOurGirls" on Twitter in the Bring Back Our Girls Campaign to free schoolgirls captured by Boko Haram Emma Watson captions image “#BringBackOurGirls” on Twitter in the Bring Back Our Girls Campaign to free schoolgirls captured by Boko Haram [Image via Twitter]While attending the university, Emma described her experience on the first day at school as awkward due to her celebrity status, citing one of the challenges to be “just be able to appear normal.” According to E Online, Emma Watson revealed to The Sunday Times that when she first went to the canteen, everyone went silent and just stared at her, which made her feel very self-conscious.

Emma Watson in Colonia Emma Watson in Colonia [Image via Twitter]However, Emma Watson was soon able to overcome her fears, and even threw a party for over 100 students. And the best thing was that not a single image taken at the party was shared on social media. After graduation, a few of her former classmates described their encounters with Emma Watson. The following are two from the Class of 2012.

“I had been in tech week for a play and had lots of work and hadn’t slept properly for a week and basically had become a total loon. I get out on a break for dinner and am hurrying to catch up with everyone else. I see my dear friend walking on Lincoln Field — the first non-theatre person I’ve seen in a week. I’m thrilled, scream his name, and run across Lincoln Field and jump on him, propelling us both several feet. I then realize he was not walking alone … and I see a terrified and confused Emma Watson. Pretty sure I scared the shit out of her. I stammered out some explanation and legit BOLTED. I’ve always wondered how my friend managed to explain the incident to her. He is a master of charm, so I’m sure he pulled it off splendidly. He was also carrying her bag. I hope I didn’t break anything.”

“Ellie, Class of 2012.”

“There was one Halloween that I saw her at Wayland Arch dressed in a skin-tight Catwoman outfit and I thought she looked fabulous.”

“Ash, Class of 2012.”

This is as revealed by Thought Catalog.

That said, Emma Watson recently made headlines after she and ex-boyfriend Matt Janney, a rugby player, split last year. According to Express UK, they chose to end their relationship due to their hectic schedules, which prevented them from “growing together.” However, the breakup news was accompanied by reports that the process was horrendous, prompting Emma to go on a silent retreat camp to cope with the situation.

However, according to Emma Watson, the retreat was in no way related to her breakup. Emma clarified this while responding to a Twitter user who posted a question about the retreat, asking how it helped her handle the split from Janney. She stated that the retreat was construed by the media to suggest that it was to help her cope with the breakup, while it was actually part of a meditation course she had enrolled in months before the split. Emma Watson also shot down any references to media interviews in which she spoke about her relationships, saying she had never spoken about any of them during interviews.

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