Emma Watson has revealed her plans to return to University, after completing and promoting the eighth and final Harry Potter movie, 'The Deathly Hallows: Part 2'. Intense speculation had suggested Watson had left New York's Brown University because of bullying - something the actress denies.
Speaking to the Virginia Pilot, Emma confirmed she remains a student at the Rhode Island institution, but has plans to study elsewhere, saying, "I'm still a student at Brown.It's just that I'll spend my third year abroad - at Oxford". Considered one of the finest universities in the world, Oxford has educated hundreds of notable actors, directors and playwrights including Donald Crisp, Ken Loach and Terrence Malick. Emma confirmed she will return to Brown for her fourth and final year after her brief stint at Oxford. It was reported last month the actress had been tormented at the Ivy League school because of her celebrity status, but speaking to the Sunday Times Magazine, Watson said, "I've never even been asked for an autograph on campus. I threw a party for nearly 100 students and not a single person put a photo on Facebook".
Emma Watson is tipped to take the lead role in Guillermo Del Toro's forthcoming adaptation of 'Beauty and the Beast'.