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Old 17 November 2010, 03:50 PM
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Witch Emma Watson at Brown

Comment: I work as a folklore archivist at the University of Oregon, and
was talking with my co-workers about going to see the new Harry Potter
movie. Somehow we got on the subject of Emma Watson being at Brown
University. One of the student workers piped up and told this story:

"My friend goes to Brown, and is in a class with Emma Watson. A few days
ago, Watson got a question right, and someone in the back of the room
yelled "10 Points for Gryffindor!" Watson wasn't pleased."

When I heard this, I kept quiet and smiled, as my husband had told me a
few months previously that someone who knew someone in one of her classes
experienced the same thing. I've done a little research online, and it
seems like this story has been circulating for awhile on the web, but
people are claiming they were in the class, they knew someone in the
class, etc... and it is always "the other day" even though the original
story seems to date to almost a year ago. I've also noticed new variations
where Watson "gets pissed and storms out."
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Old 17 November 2010, 04:03 PM
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Well, it could just be that it happens every class, whenever she answers a question right, so many students have experienced it.

No, I don't believe that either.
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Old 17 November 2010, 04:07 PM
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I'm not so sure. I'm reminded of the cartoon entitled something like "A day in the life of Regis Philbin," in which he is asked at various establishments whether he would like coffee, or what size he would like, or if he was ready, and when he answers everyone says "Is that your final answer?" and roars with laughter.

I showed it to my ex, who said, "You know, that probably does happen to him." Yes, that's the point!

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Old 17 November 2010, 04:12 PM
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No idea if the story is true, but I have seen an interview with Emma where she said that she does not want to be known as the girl for HP when at Brown, so the "she was not pleased " is certainly likely. My guess would be an eye-roll or icy ignoring, not "stormed out." And the idea of some 18 year old class clown doing it is not so far fetched. We have a fellow snopester whose child was put in a similar situation (younger than college, but still.)
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Old 17 November 2010, 04:40 PM
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Yea, can easily picture any teen actress, when trying to live a normal life, has people that make jokes at her expense not liking it after hearing it more than once. While I don't know if the story is true, she probbaly thought it a little amusing once and anything after that more than excessive probably rude. She is an actress, not a character.
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Old 17 November 2010, 04:51 PM
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Hello Kitty

When she's at Brown she's not an actress, she's a student. Unless she joins the drama club.

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