Rebecca Hall had to take charge. the English actress known for her stage performance in Mrs. Warren’s confession and The Prestige took herself out of university in order to take charge of her own life and to gain the pride she needed for ”taking a different road”. The also Iron Man 3 actress had been reading English literature at Cambridge University in the UK, however she dropped out just before her final year, she had felt she needed to so she could achieve all she was hoping to do.
”I had reached a fork in the road where I thought everything I had wanted to do at university had been done – make great friends and do a lot of theater and work out what kind of grown-up I wanted to be – and I’d got to that point.
”Basically I thought, if I can make a choice like this which bucks the trend, and is different and now, I know that I’ll be able to do it for the rest of my life. I’ll feel proud of myself taking a different road.”
The thirty year old new it had been a high risk but taking it made her feel good, while it did give her a sense of purpose, making her feel ”authentic and bold” for taking the chance.
She told the Sunday Telegraph newspaper’s Stella magazine: ‘
‘And if I don’t [make the choice’ then I’ll be on that trajectory of, oh, I got a degree from Cambridge, so here’s my shorthand for being an intelligent person.
”I wanted to do something that would make me feel stronger about making decisions that felt true and authentic and bold.”