Emma Watson Is Not Going to Graduate School; Report Was an Early April Fool’s Joke

By Rachel Cruz | 2 years ago
Emma Watson Is Not Going to Graduate School; Report Was an Early April Fool’s Joke

Emma Watson is an inspiration to all young people out there. The star of the upcoming movie “Beauty and the Beast” is not only an accomplished actress, she also has a college degree under her belt. So, when a story posted by The Daily Pennsylvanian reported that the “Harry Potter” star will apparently attend University of Pennsylvania’s graduate school, not a lot of people were surprised. However, this report, it turns out, is a fake.

The Daily Pennsylvanian posted that Watson had chosen to pursue a graduate’s degree in English Literature at the Penn last March 25 on their website. The headline “Emma Watson chooses Penn for graduate school” didn’t have the prefix JOKE ISSUE when it first appeared and it was quickly picked up by other outlets, such as Vanity Fair.


Following this, the magazine ran their own feature applauding Watson for her choice. They cited that she’s not only a beauty, but she’s also brainy.

However, seeing the mistake, The Daily Pennsylvanian reached out to Vanity Fair and clarified that their article was written as part of its annual joke issue, which the university paper publishes the week before April Fool’s day.

Vanity Fair issued the correction on top of their feature.

Meanwhile, despite her busy schedule as an actress and a spokesperson for beauty and fashion brands, Emma Watson did attend Brown University and earned her bachelor’s degree in English Literature in May 2014. In that same year, Watson became an ambassador for the United Nations with a focus on women’s causes. She initiated the HeForShe campaign, which encourages men to push for gender equality.

On the movie front, Watson will soon play the lead role in the live action adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast” from Disney. In an interview, the actress said that she’s very excited to play the part, after years of doing supporting roles.

“Now I feel like I’m ready to really be carrying films. I’m really just ready now to focus on my career full time and go full steam ahead. It’s exciting at the moment,” said Emma Watson via Telegraph.

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