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Emma Watson Discusses the Queer Sensibility of 'Beauty & The Beast'

Emma Watson Discusses the Queer Sensibility of 'Beauty & The Beast'

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.”

To read which character in the film has Disney’s first-ever gay moment, visit JustJared.com

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Emma Watson Shines at the 'Beauty & the Beast' Shanghai Premiere

Emma Watson Shines at the 'Beauty & the Beast' Shanghai Premiere

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.

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Emma Watson Reveals Why She Doesn't Talk About Her Boyfriend

Emma Watson Reveals Why She Doesn't Talk About Her Boyfriend

Emma Watson is on the cover of Vanity Fair‘s new issue!

The 26-year-old Beauty and the Beast star spoke with the mag about her boyfriend, taking photos with fans, and more. Here’s what she shared…

On not taking photos with fans anymore: “For me, it’s the difference between being able to have a life and not. If someone takes a photograph of me and posts it, within two seconds they’ve created a marker of exactly where I am within 10 meters. They can see what I’m wearing and who I’m with. I just can’t give that tracking data…I’ll say, ‘I will sit here and answer every single Harry Potter fandom question you have but I just can’t do a picture.’ I have to carefully pick and choose my moment to interact. When am I a celebrity sighting versus when am I going to make someone’s freakin’ week? Children I don’t say no to, for example.”

On not talking about her boyfriend in interviews: “I want to be consistent: I can’t talk about my boyfriend in an interview and then expect people not to take paparazzi pictures of me walking around outside my home. You can’t have it both ways…. I’ve noticed, in Hollywood, who you’re dating gets tied up into your film promotion and becomes part of the performance and the circus. I would hate anyone that I were with to feel like they were in any way part of a show or an act.”

On her version of Belle today: “I was like, ‘The first shot of the movie cannot be Belle walking out of this quiet little town carrying a basket with a white napkin in it,’?” she says. “?‘We need to rev things up!’ The original sketches had her in her ballet shoes…which are lovely—don’t get me wrong—but she’s not going to be able to do anything terribly useful in ballet shoes in the middle of a French provincial village.”

For more from Emma, visit VanityFair.com.

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5 Times Emma Watson Was Belle Before 'Beauty & The Beast'

5 Times Emma Watson Was Belle Before 'Beauty & The Beast'

We have no doubt whatsoever that Emma Watson will be killing the red carpet on the press tour for Beauty and the Beast.

However, JJJ remembers all the other times that Emma, who plays Belle, reminded us of the amazing princess before she even got the role.

Belle, who made her animated movie debut in 1991, was a princess we never saw before — one that was kind and open and non judgemental.

Everything that Emma is.

So, before we all go see Beauty and the Beast and declare it’s the best movie ever, let’s go back and see all the times that Emma was actually the embodiment of Belle.

Click inside to see all the moments…

Emma Watson Recycles Dress for 'Beauty' Party & Looks Just as Amazing as the First Time!

Emma Watson Recycles Dress for 'Beauty' Party & Looks Just as Amazing as the First Time!

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.

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Emma Watson Looks Like a Princess at 'Beauty & the Beast' London Premiere

Emma Watson Looks Like a Princess at 'Beauty & the Beast' London Premiere

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.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Emma Watson

Mark your calendars – Beauty and the Beast hits theaters on March 17.

FYI: Emma is wearing Emilia Wickstead.

30+ pics inside of Emma Watson and others at the Beauty and the Beast premiere in London… More Here! »

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Emma Watson Definitely Knows That Harry & Ron Wouldn't Have Lasted Two Days Without Hermione Granger

Emma Watson Definitely Knows That Harry & Ron Wouldn't Have Lasted Two Days Without Hermione Granger

Emma Watson has finally said what we all knew all along — Hermione Granger was the true star of Harry Potter.

“Hermione was that perfect example of turning on its head this initial prejudice that she gets,” Emma shared in her recent EW cover story.

Emma played the role of Hermione for over 10 years, opposite Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint.

“Hermione finds a way to wield her intelligence and become really the leader in this group of two other boys and that’s kind of the role that she assumes,” she added, reflecting on the exact impact she had on young girls.

“Harry is much more intuitive. Ron is just along for the ride. Hermione is the one with the plan. She’s in control.”

As Ronald Weasley would say, “We wouldn’t last two days without her.”

However, Hermione wouldn’t leave her friends behind for anything: “What is so fundamentally beautiful about Hermione is her loyalty to that group of friends. She’s really the glue that keeps that trio together. It’s fundamental, and the boys knew it, and they really treat her as if they know that.”

Emma Watson Cried Seeing 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' for the First Time

Emma Watson Cried Seeing 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' for the First Time

Emma Watson got super emotional while watching Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

The 26-year-old actress explained that seeing Noma Dumezweni portray Hermione in the play brought her to tears.

“It was so strange. It was so emotional seeing Noma’s performance in a way that I had not anticipated at all. I went to the play…and she walked in the room and I just spontaneously burst into tears,” she explained to EW.

Emma added, “I had played that character so intensely up until that point, that to know that Hermione was going to be okay — I know it sounds crazy — but to know that everything turned out all right and everything in the world was okay, that there was someone else carrying her on and carrying her forward…it was just such a relief.”

Pictured inside: Emma making her way through a Eurostar station on Tuesday (February 21) in London, England.

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