Being a celebrity is hard! In addition to being rich and beautiful, many of them suffer from deadly cases of perfectionism. Recently, Gwyneth Paltrow said that her biggest “flaw” was being a perfectionist, and now Emma Watson has cited perfectionism as the reason that she dropped out of is taking a break from her studies at Brown University. “I just knew I was going to be beating myself up because I wasn’t going to be able to be doing the best that I knew that I could at school or in my job,” she said in an interview. “If I’d been getting B’s or C’s I would’ve been really upset.”
So that’s why I am not as gorgeous and successful as Emma Watson – I got a C in calculus once. Seriously, though – Emma seems like a cool girl, and she hasn’t followed the crop of starlets who are better known for their relationship dramas and arrest records than their work. But if the real reason she is leaving school is because she can make a fuckton of money being in beauty product commercials, then why not be upfront about it? Would you give up your endorsement deal with Lancome if you thought that the print ads would be slightly less than perfect? I doubt it, because you’d be too busy counting the giant pile of money and free cosmetics they gave you.