Emma Watson has been a champion for changing Belle little by little for the upcoming Beauty and the Beast.
The actress didn’t wear a corset, and Belle was turned into an inventor for the film, and now Emma is opening up about one of the underlying messages of the film – Stockholm Syndrome.
Even when it was just an animated feature for children, the film was being talked about for that reason alone.
If you don’t know Stockholm Syndrome is a condition that causes hostages to develop a psychological bond with their captors, developing feelings of trust or affection.
“It’s such a good question and it’s something I really grappled with at the beginning; the kind of Stockholm Syndrome question about this story,” Emma shared in her new interview with EW.
She adds, “That’s where a prisoner will take on the characteristics of and fall in love with the captor. Belle actively argues and disagrees with [Beast] constantly. She has none of the characteristics of someone with Stockholm Syndrome because she keeps her independence, she keeps that freedom of thought.”
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The actress opened up about agreeing to portray Belle in the mag’s Beauty and the Beast preview issue, on newsstands tomorrow (February 17)!
Here’s what she had to say:
On Belle’s superpower: “What’s so beautiful about this story as a whole is this idea that Belle is able to see past these extraneous, external, superficial qualities of Beast. She is able to see deeper, and that’s one of her special powers. It is her superpower: empathy.”
Also in the issue, Emma reveals what struggles she sees today for women and girls, as well as the movie that made her decide to not quit acting. EW also looks into how the Beauty and the Beast design team crafted the Beast’s ballroom.
We are so excited for the upcoming movie Beauty and the Beast and we’re loving this new clip from the movie featuring the song “Gaston,” sung by Luke Evans and Josh Gad.
Luke plays Gaston and Josh plays his sidekick Le Fou.
The clip was debuted on Tuesday morning (February 14) during Luke‘s appearance on Good Morning America in New York City. He also stopped by the Build Series for an interview that afternoon.
“Very near the top, if not, the top,” Luke said on GMA about where he would rank this experience compared to other films he has made. “It’s Disney. You’re bringing an animated character, that people have known for so long, to life. It’s an honor, but it’s so much fun.”
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In the original Disney animated film, Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson performed “Beauty and the Beast” for the film’s soundtrack and won the Grammy, Golden Globe and the Oscar.
“Stepping into the shoes of an Oscar- and Grammy Award-winning classic is not small potatoes,” producer Ron Fair said in a statement. “But with today’s two greatest singers—John Legend and Ariana Grande—we are bringing the song back with a new school/old school fresh treatment that shows the soulfulness and power of what a great melody and lyric can inspire.”