Emma Watson taking a leave of absence from Brown University

The actress who plays Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films has annouced that she’ll be taking time off from Brown University as she wraps up promotion for Potter and works on other projects:

I’ve decided to take a bit of time off to completely finish my work on Harry Potter (the last one comes out this summer) and to focus on my other professional and acting projects. I will still be working towards my degree… it’s just going to take me a semester or two longer than I thought : )

While promoting Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Emma told us balancing work and school was a difficult task. We understand her decision!  Thanks to Sarah and Terrance for the tip.