The huge new poster highlights Emma Watson‘s Belle and the Beast in the center, surrounded by other characters from the highly anticipated flick.
The left side of the poster features characters from Belle’s village including her father Maurice, played by Kevin Kline, her suitor Gaston, played by Luke Evans, and Gaston’s sidekick Le Fou, played by Josh Gad.
The 26-year-old actress opened up about relating to Belle, auditioning for the part and collaborating on the script. Check it:
On auditioning for the role: “It gave me a sense of ownership. I would have hated to have felt I got the part undeservedly. I had to prove I had the voice to do it.”
On why she related to her character Belle: “I just felt the character of Belle resonated with me so much more than Cinderella did. I don’t feel like I really felt like I particularly fit in when I was younger. There’s this kind of outsider quality that Belle had and the fact she had this really empowering defiance of what was expected of her. In a strange way, she challenges the status quo of the place she lives in, and I found that really inspiring too. And also, she manages to keep her integrity and have a completely independent point of view. She’s not easily swayed by other people’s perspective; not swayed by fear mongering or scapegoating.”
On working on the script with director Bill Condon: “I think Bill knew I had concerns about the script, and there were things that I needed to see. It was very collaborative.”
Just days earlier, another fan account shared a new image of another Belle doll in her “Celebration” dress. The dress is white and layered with a sheer floral pattern, with even more flowers on top of that and it’s GORGEOUS!
The fans seemed to have found the doll on shelves at Toys ‘R Us (just like the singing doll was).
In the animated film, we didn’t actually see Belle and The Prince get married, it was still a pretty safe bet. Could this “celebration” dress actually be her wedding dress?
Will we get to see Belle and The Prince get married in the new film? So many questions!
We were treated to a surprise today when the first clip of Emma Watson singing music from Beauty and the Beast was revealed and now Disney has given us the official to play on repeat!
The actress’ Belle doll from Hasbro was launched in stores a little early before its planned January 1 release date and the doll features a 30-second clip of Emma singing “Something There” from the movie.
In the animated movie, “Something There” is the only song that features the Beast (Dan Stevens) singing and the song features the moment when Belle and the Beast first acknowledge their feelings for each other.
Make sure to see Beauty and the Beast in theaters on March 17.