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Emma 'Hermione' Watson to Leave Brown Univ. After Students Taunt Her

Students kept shouting "three points for Gryffindor!" every time she got an answer right in class.

Business Insider reports that Emma Watson, the young actress who played Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, plans to take a leave of absence from Brown University. Watson enrolled at Brown for undergraduate study in 2009.

Here's Business Insider:

Apparently, Emma Watson's desire to just be "normal" didn't go as planned.

According to the Daily News, the Harry Potter star has taken a leave of absence from Brown University that may turn out to be permanent.

The New York Daily News has more details about how Watson was treated at Brown:

The insider says Watson didn't shy away from class participation and often would "answer something in class and get it right," calling the 21-year-old actress "really smart." Unfortunately, this brought out the sophisticated wit and cinematic expertise of her Ivy League peers.

According to the source, her classmates "would respond [to her answer] with a quote from 'Harry Potter.'" The most popular choice was "Three points for Gryffindor!" – a reference to the movie's dormitory system, and a congratulatory phrase in the films when a student got a correct answer.

This wasn't the only difficulty for the actress, who said on her personal blog before entering school that she just "want[ed] to be normal." While attending a Brown-vs.-Harvard football game in Cambridge, the pixie-haired star described being "stalked" by Harvard students in her school's section.

On her website, Watson wrote, "I've decided to take a bit of time off to completely finish my work on 'Harry Potter' … and to focus on my other professional and acting projects."

She added: "I will still be working towards my degree ... it's just going to take me a semester or two longer than I thought."

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