Emma Watson wants her character Belle in her upcoming film Beauty and the Beast to put a spotlight on some important issues.
The 26-year-old actress stepped out at a screening of the film on Monday night (March 13) in New York City.
She was joined by Dan Stevens, Josh Gad, Josh Groban, Audra McDonald, Stanley Tucci and Ewan McGregor.
Emma recently opened up about how her character Belle’s love of books holds an important hidden meaning.
“[Books are] so powerful and they have the ability to change your life and your outlook, and this story really speaks to that, the sacred nature of books and their ability to transport you and empower you,” she told Mashable.
Emma added, “We still live in a world where there are probably over 80 million girls who won’t get to go to school just because of their gender.”
FYI: Emma is wearing Christopher Kane.
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Emma Watson sings all of Belle’s classic songs on the soundtrack for the new version of Beauty and the Beast and you can finally stream the full album right now!
The soundtrack is in stores now ahead of the movie’s release next week and you can download the album now on iTunes or stream it below from Spotify.
The deluxe edition of the soundtrack includes Celine Dion‘s version of “How Does a Moment Last Forever,” Ariana Grande and John Legend‘s rendition of the classic “Beauty and the Beast,” and Josh Groban‘s version of the new song “Evermore.”
Beauty and the Beast shared a new clip from the upcoming film and its pretty hilarious!
In the scene, the Beast (Dan Stevens) wants Belle (Emma Watson) to join him for dinner but it looks like she has some other plans!
While Belle is in her room plotting her escape, the Beast’s servants try to help him practice asking Belle to join him in a more inviting manner.
Mrs. Potts, Lumière, Cogsworth, and Plumette encourage the Beast to be more friendly and even flash a smile, but it doesn’t seem like he really understands.
Watch the entire clip below…
Beauty and the Beast Clip
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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Emma Watson looked like a princess at the most recent Beauty and the Beast premiere!
The 26-year-old actress looked stunning in a eco-friendly beaded gown at the premiere on Monday night (February 27) held at Disneyland in Shanghai, China.
Emma was joined by her co-stars Josh Gad, Luke Evans, Dan Stevens as well as director Bill Condon.
“Had the most wonderful premiere at Disneyland this evening. So excited to be here and thank you for the generous welcome P.S. The Pirates of the Caribbean ride is amazing!” Emma wrote on her Instagram after the premiere.
Beauty and the Beast is set to hit theaters on March 17.
FYI: Emma is wearing an Elie Saab gown, crafted from left-over fabric from a previous Haute Couture collection. She accessorized with Repossi earrings.
Emma Watson has proved that she can wear a dress in public two times and look just as lovely both times!
The 26-year-old actress was spotted recycling a white dress for the after party following the Beauty and the Beast premiere on Thursday (February 23) in London, England.
Emma wore the dress back in September in New York City!
The next day, Emma stepped out for a photo call to promote the upcoming Disney film alongside co-stars Luke Evans, Dan Stevens, Audra McDonald, and Stanley Tucci at the Corinthia Hotel in London.
FYI: Emma is wearing a 3.1 Phillip Lim look at the photo call.
Emma Watson has never looked more gorgeous than at the big premiere of Beauty and the Beast.
The 26-year-old actress posed alongside her co-star Dan Stevens as they were joined by Josh Gad, Luke Evans, Ian McKellan, Stanley Tucci, and Emma Thompson at Spencer House on Thursday (February 23) in London, England.
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Mark your calendars – Beauty and the Beast hits theaters on March 17.
FYI: Emma is wearing Emilia Wickstead.
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We’re less than a month away from the release of Beauty and the Beast and Emma Watson just kicked off the press tour with her leading men!
The 26-year-old actress attended a photo call for the movie alongside her co-stars Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, and Josh Gad on Monday (February 20) at the Hotel Meurice in Paris, France.
Emma just started a brand new Instagram account to document her travels around the globe to promote the live-action remake of the Disney animated musical.
“About to set off on day one of the @beautyandthebeast press tour with Team Watson… Hello Paris! Bonjour! I’ve started a new Instagram called @the_press_tour so you can follow our journey. I hope you enjoy seeing what goes on behind the scenes. It takes a village! Love, Emma,” she said.
Go follow Emma‘s journey now at @The_Press_Tour!
FYI: Emma is wearing a Louis Vuitton dress.