We have already seen a lot of promotional material for the new Disney live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, which has left many fans split on Emma Watson as Belle, leading them to question whether the film will be a success. Well, Emma has now opened up about the new Beauty and the Beast movie, sharing what she thinks will be the reason for it becoming a hit.
Watson explained, "I just think that if you love the original, then we really fill in parts of the backstory. There's more depth, there's more detail, and I think that if you're a fan then there's more to enjoy. For me it's just that she's so non-judgemental. She's able to see past Beast's exterior and even his bad temper, frankly, to see that there's a vulnerable and loving man underneath. And I think people could learn a lot from Belle."
She added, "It's so joyful. It's so romantic, it's so funny, it's so deep. It's at moments really frightening, and I think it's one of these films that is just really universal. It just fills you with joy. You go and watch it and you come out just feeling fuller for having seen it. "
As well as starring Emma Watson, the new Beauty and the Beast movie will also feature Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Stanley Tucci, Luke Evans, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Ewan McGregor, among others. Beauty and the Beast has been directed by Bill Condon and is set to hit the big screen on March 17 in both the US and the UK.