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Emma Watson is going back to Brown University

Posted By VERONICA LINARES, UPI.com   |   June 4, 2013 at 1:49 PM  |  Updated June 4, 2013 at 2:51 PM   |   Comments

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June 4 (UPI) -- Emma Watson's busy schedule as the star of the upcoming films "This is the End" and "The Bling Ring" is about to get even busier as the actress is planning on retuning to Brown University.

"I really like the fact that it has a very open curriculum, that there aren't any requirements," Watson told Rookie magazine. "Really, I’ve kind of been in charge of my own education since I started out on Potter when I was 9 or 10, and I liked that I could design my own major if I wanted to, and I could take independent studies if I wanted to on subjects that weren’t necessarily in the curriculum."

The 23-year-old actress, who left Brown in 2011 reportedly over bullying claims, added that she also really likes the university's grading system.

"The idea of classes being pass/fail, make it sound as if you don’t have to work as hard, but it actually gives you the freedom to try out things that you wouldn’t be able to do if you had to get a certain GPA on your transcript. It lets you take classes that you wouldn’t otherwise. And it attracts a certain type of student: [someone] very independent who wants to take responsibility and control of what they’re learning. That really appealed to me as well."

As for her acting career, Watson said she'd like to do a romantic comedy next because " the last two or three movies [she] did were kind of heavy."

"I’ve been looking for the perfect script. I’m getting to the point where I’m like, 'I just need to write the damn thing myself,' because it’s so hard to find something that’s original and really funny."

Watson's "This is the End" and "The Bling Ring" hit theaters on June 12 and June 14 respectively.

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