Stopping by Good Morning America on Friday (March 10) in New York City, the actress also revealed how her portrayal of Belle is different from the character in the animated Disney movie.
“She is a little different,” Emma said. “I think we had a little bit more space and more room to tell a bit more of Belle’s story in this one. I hope she’s a slightly more modern version…she was updated a little bit but she was pretty progressive in her DNA really. She was a bit of a rebellious Disney princess.”
“[Singing and dancing] is something I’ve always done and always loved to do, but to do it in such a beloved musical and when the songs are so well-known, I think I really felt the weight of that,” Emma added. “[I] don’t know how to explain it. It’s a totally different thing from acting in a way. There’s nothing to hide behind. It’s your voice and yeah, I felt very sort of naked doing it for the first time so I think that was the hardest.”
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Emma Watson on Good Morning America
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