When Emma Watson herself revealed that she would be playing the role of Belle in the live adaptation of the Disney classic “Beauty and the Beast,” fans of the “Harry Potter” star went wild. Emma is pretty thrilled after landing with the role of a lifetime, but she admits that she’s also a bit terrified.
In an interview with Total Film, via The Telegraph, the actress revealed that she was terrified to lend her voice to Belle. Who could blame her, right?
“I’ve never had to [sing] for a film role before, and I think people will be interested to see me do something very different like that,” she said.
The U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador quickly added that being able to sing gives her a “different challenge” and its something that she really looks forward to doing. She also revealed that she’s taking singing lessons to prep for the role.
According to Radio Times, “The Beauty and the Beast” will begin shooting by May 18. “Downtown Abbey” actor Dan Stevens has been confirmed to play Beast while “Dracula Untold” star is taking the role of Gaston. It was also previously speculated that Emma Thompson will be playing Mrs Spotts and Timothy Spall as Gaston’s side kick Maurice.
The cast of the live-action Disney remake sure have some big shoes to fill. As reported by Yahoo! News UK, when it was released in 1991, it was such a blockbuster hit that the move was translated into a Broadway play that run from 1994 to 2007. Spoilers revealed that the highly anticipated film will be based on the adaptation of the stage musical than the animated source.
“Beauty and the Beast” starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens hit cinemas on 2016.
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