Emma Watson talks about her role as Belle in the live-action Disney tale Beauty and the Beast and how she had to prove her singing chops to win the part.
She’s a renowned feminist, and has grown into a strong, independent woman who, even though she’s in the constant spotlight and under press scrutiny, stands for what she believes in.
Although she’ll always be remembered as our beloved Hermione from Harry Potter, Watson is beginning to stretch her acting chops. With Beauty and the Beast not only is she the perfect Belle, but she can also sing! The newest Disney live-action version of the classic is a spectacular offering. You’ll smile, laugh, and cry.
To say that Beauty and the Beast is stunning would be an understatement. It comes to life in such a grand way (well, it’s Disney after all) your eyes will grow larger in awe through every scene. The tale may be old as time, but it’s new, fun, fresh and relevant as ever.
The fairy tale (originally released in 1991) centers on a beautiful, yet simple peasant girl, Belle, who finds herself imprisoned in an enchanted castle with a prince (Dan Stevens) who is cursed to look like a hideous Beast. The only thing that can break his “beastly” spell and transform back into his true handsome form is with one thing: True Love. But how can someone possibly love a beast?
In time, the pair falls in love as Belle learns to see the good inside the Beast rather than his monstrous appearance.
In this video interview, Watson reveals how she had to prove her singing chops in order to win the coveted role of Belle.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast opens March 17 and co-stars Luke Evans as Gaston, Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Ian McKellen as Cosgworth, Kevin Kline as Belle’s father, and Josh Gad as Gaston’s sidekick LeFou.