“Bill semi-tricked me on the day” she sang “How Does a Moment Last Forever,” Watson told Yahoo Movies (watch above). Then “Bill was like, ‘No.’ I was like, ‘No! I was tricked,'” Watson laughed. Watson and costar Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), who plays the Beast, took no exception with Condon’s method.
Remember that Golden Globes TV spot with Emma Watson singing “Belle”? Well, you ain’t heard nothing yet. Disney on Monday released a longer version of the opening number from the live- action Beauty and the Beast, featuring even more crooning from Watson’s book-loving heroine as she endures the scorn of her fellow villagers. (Watch above.)
Next month, Disney will invite moviegoers to be their guest for their sweeping live-action version of Beauty and the Beast. From the looks of its initial trailers (the latest of which was set to Ariana Grande and John Legend’s rendition of the classic title track), Bill Condon’s re-do will be faithful to its source material — which was the first animated film to ever receive a nomination for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. And in a new interview, its star, Emma Watson, is now revealing what it was like to work for — and at — her role as yellow-dressed princess Belle.
With the release of its second and final full trailer, Disney’s live-action reboot of Beauty and the Beast has delivered its rebooted theme song. The 2-minute, 24-second clip premiered Monday night during ABC’s The Bachelor, a synergistic bit of programming that saw the film’s resident baddies, Luke Evans (Gaston) and Josh Gad (LeFou), hosting the telecast and introducing the trailer, our most in-depth look yet at the Bill Condon-helmed remake. The trailer, which is now up on Facebook, follows the basics of the 1991 Disney cartoon classic — book-loving Belle feels stifled by her small-minded town (embodied by the narcissistic Gaston), but her inventor father, Maurice (Kevin Kline), believes she will be safer there than out in the dangerous world.
‘Beauty and the Beast’ is swiftly becoming one of Disney’s most highly-anticipated live action remakes… and with 127.6 million views on the day of its release, the first official trailer has smashed through the record for Most Views in 24 hours. Quite a feat, considering it was up against ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. The magical new trailer, which was released earlier this week, gives us another glimpse at Emma Watson as Belle, with our first proper look at Dan Stevens’ motion capture take on the iconic Beast.
The animated classic Beauty and the Beast comes thrillingly to life in the first trailer for the new Disney musical that’s hitting theaters on March 17. After months of anticipation, fans get to see the Beast in live action: a magnificent motion-capture creature who looks unmistakably like the actor who plays him, Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens. ...
Plucked from obscurity to star in the biggest franchise of all time, these young actors were barely tweenagers when they first appeared on-screen. See how they’ve changed…
Disney’s next live-action reboot will be Beauty and the Beast, and based on the images we’ve seen from the Bill Condon-helmed production, the adaptation will be incredibly faithful to its source material, the 1991 Oscar-winning “tale as old as time.” Related: Behind the Scenes of Disney’s New ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Starring Dan Stevens as the haughty Prince transformed into a hirsute horned hermit and Emma Watson as the wayward young woman who tries to redeem him, the film (coming March 17) will include the characters and songs known to generations of animation fans. We’ve collected all the photos here, so be our guest and click though.
Emma Watson will bring animated heroine Belle to life in 2017’s live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ – but she won’t be quite the same character we remember. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly (which also premiered these new images of the actress in the film), the erstwhile Hermione Granger actress explains that Belle has been embellished for this new take on Disney’s 1991 animated classic, from director Bill Condon (‘Gods and Monsters,’ ‘Dreamgirls’).
Entertainment Weekly has released the first look images from Disney’s highly anticipated live action remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’. Starring Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, and Luke Evans and Gaston, the first images appear in the latest issue of EW that hits newsstands this week.
Director Chris Columbus decided, at least at outset of production for Sorcerer's Stone, that Emmy Watson as Hermione should sport some artificial chompers.
It’s a tale as old time, but Beauty and the Beast became forever etched into the pop-culture consciousness in 1991 thanks to Disney’s mega-hit, the first animated film ever to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. To celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary (and its sparkly new Blu-ray edition), the film’s lead voice star Paige O’Hara — a Broadway actress best known at the time for the 1983 revival of Showboat — stopped by Yahoo Movies for a Facebook Live interview (which you can watch above). —The filmmakers hired O’Hara to play the free-spirited bookworm Belle for her voice and her voice alone, which she found out after five minutes of first doing a more cartoonish, Ethel Merman-esque riff on the character.
Schoolmates of Emma Watson were barred from talking to her unless they were already friends, and also banned from asking for autographs during the time she was making the Harry Potter movies, it has emerged. Pupils were given ‘penalty points’ if caught disobeying the Watson rules at the prestigious Headington School in Oxford, which were put in place to make the then child actress ‘feel like everyone else’.
Emma Watson, the original Hermione from the ‘Harry Potter’ movies, has met up with the new Hermione from the stage show ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’. The star popped backstage at the Palace Theatre in London, where the play is still in the middle of its preview performances.
Based on true events, the movie is set in Pinochet-era Chile, and finds Watson’s character Lena trying to rescue her husband Daniel, played by Daniel Brühl, from imprisonment in a cult-like religious colony. Directed by Florian Gallenberger, it also stars Michael Nyqvist as Paul Schäfer, a former Hitler Youth corporal who ran the Colonia Dignidad, or the Dignity Colony, where instances of sexual abuse, torture and detention were later discovered after Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship.
…and join us while we watch the brief first teaser for Disney’s live action adaptation of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ above. Starring Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as “la Bête”, and Luke Evans as Gaston, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is directed by Oscar-winner Paul Condon who wrote and directed ‘Gods and Monsters’, and also directed the final two-part ‘Twilight’ film ‘Breaking Dawn’. Although light on actual content and only the tiniest glimpse of ‘Harry Potter’ star Emma Watson as Belle, the teaser gives us a good look at the film’s sumptuous design including a snowy themed Disney ident right at the start.
The internet went into meltdown recently after the next chapter in the ‘Harry Potter’ franchise was announced - a new instalment of the much-loved wizarding story that’ll take to the stage in 2016. Some corners of the Potter fandom weren’t too thrilled to learn that their idolised Hermione Granger (played on the big screen by Emma Watson) was to be portrayed by award-winning Swaziland-born actress Noma Dumezweni. ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ is a sequel to the fantasy fiction written by J.K. Rowling, following Harry and his son with the former’s now a grown man.
The three plucky British youngsters selected to play the roles of Harry, Ron and Hermione could’ve sunk the most successful film franchise of all time before it’d even had a chance to get settled in. If that sounds like we’re being mean, even Radcliffe himself admitted he’s embarrassed by his work in the early Potter films.