New York: ‘Harry Potter’ might have catapulted Emma Watson to fame, but it proved to be an embarrassment also. This film reportedly forced her to quit her Ivy League ambitions due to the bullying she faced at the posh US university Brown.

'Harry Potter' star had arrived at the school in 2009 to pursue a degree in History but had recently announced that she was putting her studies on hold, claiming she could not juggle college with her acting commitments.

But the reason behind the decision was the constant jibes faced by the 21-year-old, reported a media house.

“When she spoke in class, they would respond with a quote from Harry Potter. The most popular choice was, ‘Three points for Gryffindor’,” said a source.

Gryffindor is one of the competing houses at Hogwarts, the franchise’s school of wizardry.

Watson’s peers at the university in Rhode Island also used catch phrases from the film to humiliate her when she took part in college activities.

Watson, who is worth an estimated USD 17 million announced last month that she was putting her studies at the institution on hold.

“I will still be working towards my degree, it’s just going to take me a semester or two longer than I thought,” she wrote on her website.

It has been claimed that she is planning to leave Brown and transfer to another university, possibly in New York.

(Agencies)