Emma Watson Discusses the Queer Sensibility of 'Beauty & The Beast'

Emma Watson Discusses the Queer Sensibility of 'Beauty & The Beast'

Emma Watson looks as stunning as ever while posing with Beauty and the Beast leading man Dan Stevens for the cover of Attitude magazine‘s April 2017 issue.

The 26-year-old actress opened up to the mag about the queer sensibility of the Disney musical. Here is what she and her co-star had to share with the mag:

Emma on the film’s queer sensibility: “I think it was really important actually for Dan and I to develop and understand why each of our characters feel like they don’t fit in. I certainly felt watching the original that I wanted to know more about why Belle feels that she’s different and why she wants to be different and why she’s naturally different.”

Dan on why the lead characters are so popular with gay men: “It’s about that sense of persecution. Belle is seen as a bit of a freak within her community, this girl who reads and invents things and is a bit too clever for the local Establishment. And Beast is obviously persecuted because of his appearance.”

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