Emma Watson is playing the role of Belle in the upcoming film, “Beauty and the Beast.”
Disney recently released a first listen to the acclaimed Harry Potter star singing “Something There”. The movie, which stars Watson as Belle and “Downton Abbey’s” Dan Stevens as the Beast, is a live action remake of the fairytale.
The role also marks the first time Watson has sung for a movie. Speaking with the Telegraph, she said it was “terrifying”.
Emma Watson: Singing for the Beauty and the Beast was ‘terrifying’.
“I sing, so that’s really unexpected. I’ve never had to do that for a film role before, and I think people will be interested to see me do something very different like that,” Watson said. “It gives me a different challenge, really. That’s terrifying in and of itself!”
IMDb’s synopsis of the movie can be read as follows:
“Disney’s animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted.”
Beauty and the Beast to hit theaters on March 17.
The cast for Beauty and the Beast includes the likes of Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as LeFou and Ian McKellen as Cogsworth. The film has been directed by Bill Condon who, according to IMDb, is known for “Dreamgirls” (2006), “Kinsey” (2004), and “Gods and Monsters” (1998).
“Beauty and the Beast” is set to hit theaters on March 17th.