News just broke Emma Watson will be playing Belle in Beauty and the Beast and she’s now sharing her thoughts on playing the famous Disney princess!
“I’m finally able to tell you… that I will be playing Belle in Disney’s new live-action Beauty and the Beast! It was such a big part of my growing up, it almost feels surreal that I’ll get to dance to ‘Be Our Guest’ and sing ‘Something There,’” the 24-year-old actress wrote on her Facebook.
“My six year old self is on the ceiling – heart bursting. Time to start some singing lessons. I can’t wait for you to see it. Emma xx,” she added. We are so excited to hear Emma sing the classic hits!
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This is the best news to start the week off – Emma Watson will play Belle in the upcoming live action remake of the classic animated film Beauty and the Beast from Disney!
The movie will be directed by The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn‘s Bill Condon and the script will be written by Emma’s friend and colleague Stephen Chbosky, who directed her in his The Perks of Being a Wallflower film adaptation.
Emma had previously been courted by Guillermo del Toro to star in his Beauty, but the project was scrapped and the director gave his blessing to Disney to cast her in their film, according to TheWrap
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Emma Watson is just everything right now.
The 24-year-old actress and activist appeared at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Friday afternoon (January 23) to talk about the next steps of the #HeForShe campaign, which she launched late last year.
“The groundswell of response we have received in support for HeForShe tells us we are tapping into what the world wants: to be a part of change,” Emma shared during the conference. “Now we have to channel that energy into purposeful action. The pilot initiative provides that framework. Next we need all country leadership, as well as that of hundreds of universities and corporations to follow HeForShe’s IMPACT 10x10x10 so as to bring an end to the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls globally.”
She continued, “Men and women want to help, but they aren’t sure how best to do it. Men say they’ve signed the petition. What now? The truth is the ‘what now’ is down to you. What your #HeForShe commitment will be is personal. And there’s no best way. Everything is valid.”
“It is my belief that there is a greater understanding than ever that women need to be equal participants in our homes, in our society, in our governments and in our workplaces, and they know that the world is being held back in every way because they are not. Women share this planet 50-50, and they are underrepresented. Their potential astonishingly untapped.”
“I’m here to ask you what is the impact you can have? How? What? Where? When? And with whom? We want to help. We want to know, and we want to hear from you.”
Watch Emma‘s speech below:
Emma Watson Speech for HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 Program at World Economic Forum 2015
Forbes has just released their annual 30 under 30 list for Hollywood and entertainment and some of our favorite Hollywood stars are included such as Zac Efron, Blake Lively, Emma Watson, and Ansel Elgort!
Blake is being recognized for her work as an entrepreneur with Preserve. Blake said of her enterprise, “I have the unfair advantage of having an existing brand.”
Zac is being honored for his hugely successful movies. Emma is being noted for her wonderful work as an actress, as well as making waves as the UN Woman Goodwill Ambassador last year. Ansel stood out for his breakout year as an actor with The Fault in Our Stars.
Keira Knightley, Rooney Mara, Tatiana Maslany, Ellen Page, Keke Palmer, Emma Stone, Miles Teller, and more also made the list! Check out the full list of Forbes‘ 30 Under 30 in case you missed it!
Emma Watson is all smiles while posing with a group of fans holding signs supporting HeForShe during a recent trip to Argentina she posted on Wednesday morning (December 24).
“I LOVED Argentina. Truly. Thank you to my incredible Argentinian fans! So lovely to get to meet and speak to you. E xx,” the 24-year-old actress and activist captioned the photo on her Facebook.
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In case you missed it, find out why Emma was named the feminist celebrity of the year in a fan-voted poll conducted by ForWomen.org and Cosmopolitan.
Congratulations to Emma Watson for being named Feminist Celebrity of 2014 by the voters at ForWomen.org in a poll conducted in partnership with Cosmopolitan.com.
In September, the 24-year-old actress gave an inspiring speech about gender roles in society at the launch of the #HeForShe campaign.
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“We celebrate all feminists every day, but today we’re giving a hat tip to celebrities who are helping to promote women’s equality,” President and CEO Teresa Younger said in a statement. “Every celebrity on the list has either embraced the term ‘feminist,’ spoken out for women’s equal rights or battled against sexist oppression.”
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