London: Actress Emma Watson says she had doubts about her acting career as she was intimidated to come out of the shadow of her character Hermione Granger played in the `Harry Potter` series.
The 23-year-old `Noah` star did a year-long course at Oxford University in 2011 after the completion of `Harry Potter` series, reported Daily Mirror.
She then enrolled into Brown University in Rhode Island, while still taking on acting roles including last year`s movies `The Bling Ring` and `This Is The End`.
"After Harry Potter, all that mattered was university. I didn`t even know if I wanted to be an actress. For a while it was amazing, as the American press afforded me so much privacy," Watson said.