Emma Watson Can Now Enjoy The Simple Things…Like Bagels

Emma Watson, whose childhood was spent on film sets under constant supervision, has gotten a taste of freedom now that the Harry Potter films have wrapped…and that includes bagels, lots of bagels! Emma told Parade magazine she loves being an American student, enjoying simple pleasures.

“Bagels – they’re the best thing ever! Americans just love variety; there’s so much choice, it’s overwhelming,” the actress/student said. “But I love trying the blueberry and raisin and cinnamon bagels. Luckily, I exercise a lot.”

What else did the mega-star, pictured on the set of My Week With Marilyn on Nov. 2, have to say about life at college?

“It’s incredibly empowering and liberating,” she added. “My friends think I’m crazy because I get so much joy out of really simple pleasures like staying up late talking or deciding to go for a walk.” Or chopping off her hair.

She was even surprised to find that she can remain fairly anonymous as a student at the Rhode Island university.

“I’m used to people being intrusive and gossipy, but I can be anonymous,” Watson says. “My best friend at Brown has never seen a Harry Potter movie or read the books. And one guy I dated didn’t know anything about the films, much less that I was one of the stars, which I found hilarious.”