Rumours are always a terrible thing when there’s no hard evidence to back them up, so with that in mind, Emma Watson has decided to set the record straight about those gossiping tales she was being bullied at college.
“It made me so sad when all this stuff came out that I left Brown because I was being bullied,” said Watson. “It made no sense at all. Brown has been the opposite. I’ve never even been asked for a single autograph on campus. I threw a party for nearly 100 students and not a single person put a photo on Facebook.
“Anyway, even if I was being given a hard time, I wasn’t going to wuss out of university because someone said ‘Wingardium leviosa’ to me in a corridor, or ‘Ten points to Gryffindor’. I’ve been dealing with the media since I was nine. If I can’t stand up to a few people giving me a hard time, it’s a bit pathetic, really. I’ve had so much worse.”
We love Emma’s strong-willed nature, and anyway, as the new face of Lancôme, Watson has been pretty busy working since she put her education on hold, but vows to return to college in the autumn, reports Vogue UK.
But all this negative media attention hasn’t improved her luck with boys, either.
“I say to my friends, ‘Why hasn’t X called me? Why doesn’t anyone pursue me?’,” says Emma. “They’re like, ‘Probably because they’re intimidated’. It must be the fame wall. It must just be the circus that goes around me. Me, as a person, I find it hard to believe I’d be intimidating.”
Perhaps Daniel Radcliffe was always meant to be the one, eh?