Lights, Camera, Education! Emma Watson, Natalie Portman And Miranda Cosgrove is among those child stars who in the midst of their fame decided to pursue a college degree.
Watson received a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Brown University in 2014. During the interview in November 2010 Marie ClaireThe harry potter The franchise star reflected on his freshman year at the Ivy League school.
“Brown has a real sense of community and people are very protective of me,” she shared at the time, praising her classmates for respecting her privacy. “They really take care of me; They want me to feel like I’m a part of it. I threw my 20th birthday party at Brown, and I didn’t even have to tell anyone not to put pictures on Facebook. Not a single picture went up. That’s when I knew I’d found a solid group of friends, and I felt like I belonged.
A month before his May 2014 graduation from the prestigious university, the little Women the actress told Eli He was warned that it was “not possible” to complete his degree while acting.
“I kept saying, ‘I don’t care.’ That’s all I wanted. And graduating, for me, would really symbolize all of that,” she said, “throwing a big party” and “getting very drunk” after receiving her diploma.
Portman, for her part, graduated from Harvard University in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. black Swan The actress enrolled only after coming to school Star Wars: Episode 1 and was afraid that his classmates would not take him seriously.
While serving as the keynote speaker at Harvard’s Class Day in May 2014, she admitted, “When I came in as a freshman in 1999, I felt that something was wrong, that I was too young to be in this company.” Wasn’t smart enough.”
The Oscar winner confessed that although she once dismissed show business as “frivolous”, her time studying psychology helped her realize that acting was her true passion.
“I admitted to myself that I can’t wait to go back and make more movies,” she said. “I had recovered my cause.”
Meanwhile, Cosgrove began attending the University of Southern California in the same year, 2012. no statement madeaired its final episode. drake and josh The alum opened up about the “awkward part” of attending college as a public figure during a September 2014 interview with ABC News.
“I would go on Instagram or the internet and there would be pictures of me from school that random people took and I didn’t know they took,” she shared. “So, it can be weird sometimes.”
The “Kissin’ You” songstress, who changed majors several times before landing on psychology, said her fame has also helped her make new friends on campus.
“People come up to me and introduce themselves and it kind of opens the door, so that’s a good part of it,” she said. “I feel like I’m not the kind of person to just walk up to someone and introduce myself, so, it’s helped me in a lot of ways.”
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