Crews of “Beauty and The Beast” movie have reportedly plotted to kidnap Emma Watson. The suspects discussed their kidnapping plot inside a cab, thinking that they are safe since they are speaking in a foreign language. Fortunately, the cab driver can understand the language.
Emma Watson kidnapping plot foiled, thanks to cab driver
Two European crew members of the film “Beauty and The Beast” thought of kidnapping or robbing Watson for money, The Sun exclusively learned. They finalized their plan inside a cab on the way to the Shepperton Studios near London. The cab driver who also speaks their language reported the information to his bosses who alerted security at Shepperton Studios.
“There was concern about her safety. The taxi staff reported what had been overheard after a night shoot. They said the two studio staff travelling in the cab were chatting in a foreign language, unaware that the driver could understand every word,” said a source who has spoken on condition of anonymity.
“It is shocking to think anyone would want to rob or harm Emma, particularly a member of studio staff,” the source said.
No truth to Emma Watson kidnapping plot
There is no truth to the report, according to a spokesperson for the “Beauty and the Beast.”
“The story was looked into by production and found to be unsubstantiated and untrue,” the spokesperson said in a statement obtained by The Independent.
A spokesperson for Surrey Police also told The Independent that no official complaint was filed in their office.
Beauty and the Beast set for March 17 2017
“Beauty and the Beast,” where Watson plays the role of Belle, is set for release in 3D on March 12, 2017, Disney announced in March. Dan Stevens plays the role of the Beast/Prince. Luke Evans will play the role of Gaston, Emma Thompson will play Mrs. Potts, and Kevin Kline has joined the cast as Belle’s father, Maurice.
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