Melbourne: Emma Watson has confessed that she was in denial of her fame so she went to university in America to lead a normal life and to step out of the limelight for a while.
“I was in denial,” the Sunday Morning Herald quoted her as telling ‘Sunday Times`` Style magazine.
“I wanted to pretend I wasn``t as famous as I was. I was trying to seek out normality, but I kind of have to accept who I am, the position I``m in and what happened.
However, the ‘Harry potter’ star said that she has now learned to accept her career and star status.
“I feel more comfortable with the fame now. It used to make me really uncomfortable. It``s interesting,” the 21-year-old actress said.
“My dad``s always giving me a hard time about my posture. The way I used to stand, it was almost as if I was apologising to everyone. I wanted to hide myself, but now - it``s difficult, I still feel shy, but I feel more like I can accept it,” she added.
In 2009,Watson had enrolled at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island but in March, it was announced that she would take time out of her studies and when she returns to them, it would not be at Brown.
There were rumours that the reason she decided to leave Brown, was because her classmates would shout Harry Potter phrases at her but the actress has rubbished them.