Emma Watson did what Charlie Sheen couldn't-stand up to Warner Bros. Of course, she was pursuing an education, and Sheen was pursuing another level of crazy, but Watson went to great lengths to assure her education.
Watson stars in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, but it took some negotiating on her part. Emma started attending Brown University in 2009, a decision that wasn't initially taken well.
Watson told Vogue:
"I have felt for the last 10 years I have had this battle; I've been fighting so hard to have an education. It's been this uphill struggle," Watson tells Vogue Magazine in its newest issue. "I was Warner Bros.' pain in the butt. I was their scheduling conflict. I was the one who made life difficult.”
Watson stood her ground, however, threatening that she wouldn't renew her Harry Potter contract unless Warner Bros. agreed to work around her schedule.
They eventually gave in, leaving Watson to realize,
“I can't fight everything. I have to move in the direction of it-and go with it.”
Watson says that, eventually, she felt like a normal student at Brown. She was attending classes and rushing to get papers turned in like a normal student. The only difference was, she had to occasionally take off to attend a press junket. Emma says she could relate to actor James Franco.
"It was such a relief to speak to someone who is trying to do the same thing I'm doing," Watson says. "I talked to him about juggling studying and making films and going backward and forward. He's not afraid or limited by what he fears people will say about it."