Emma Watson, the 20-year-old Brit who went from a child star portraying Harry Potter lead Hermione Granger to pixie-cut wearing starlet, has announced on her website today that she will be taking time off as a student at Brown to focus on her career. The final Harry Potter movie is currently in production (due out this summer!) and she notes that balancing all of her responsibilities has gone from difficult to near impossible. Though the role of student will no longer apply to her, she phrased her decision as “time off,” implying she’ll return to school one day.
Of course, I can’t empathize with Emma, though I wonder if she’s making the “right” decision. Is abandoning a degree for a multi-million dollar industry the right move? Or the easier move perhaps? Read what she has to say on [EmmaWatson.com].
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GIRL TALK TIME: What do you think of Emma’s decision to take time off from school to focus on her career? Do you think she will return to school? What do you think of child stars foregoing school to pursue their careers?