Emma Watson calls herself a nerd. To me that statement alone is worthy of a post. Being a self-proclaimed nerd myself I get much delight at hearing someone so popular make education sound so cool. It's nice to know that someone millions of youth will be looking up to in the coming months has a solid head on her shoulders. While I won't go as far as to say that Watson is the British Miley Cyrus (no sold out concert tours, or hit TV show to go along with her big screen success), she certainly has the same ability to serve as a role model thanks to her role as Hermione in one of the big screen's most successful franchises.
Watson is currently shooting "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows" and will likely be a media darling this summer as Warner Brothers prepares to release "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince".
In a recent interview Watson addressed the subject of her continuing education. Having scored incredibly high marks on her examinations the star is currently choosing between schools like Cambridge, Oxford, and Harvard. Right now she claims she is leaning towards the Ivy League (I still can't believe Michigan isn't on her radar ;)
"Here, I feel the specification is very narrow, whereas in America, you're encouraged to be broad and choose many different subjects," she explains. "For someone who has missed as much school as I have, I want to go back and discover what else there is. I always loved school -- I was a proper, proper nerd. I just want that back again."
On another interesting note...Watson has been seen swapping saliva with 27 year old Jay Barrymore. Considering Emma is only 18 years old I'm a little shocked this hasn't received more play in the media. Is there a double standard here? Miley Cyrus dates a guy four years her senior and everyone and their brother is calling foul. Emma Watson goes after a man 9 years older and no one pays any attention. I know that Watson is legally an adult so the rules change a bit...but still I'd take the four year gap over the nine year one anytime.