Who’s Playing Belle?


The beloved actress and feminist Emma Watson has been cast as Belle for Disney’s live action rendition of a childhood classic, Beauty and the Beast.

The film will begin production later in the year and will be directed by the director of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Bill Condon.

Emma Watson is a perfect fit for the role for two major reasons. Let’s admit it, she’s got Belle’s hair without a doubt, not to mention her looks. She’s also got her strong belief in feminism and gender equality greatly resembles Belle’s personality and personal endeavors for independence.

Emma has expressed her enthusiasm for the film on social media by saying, “I’m finally able to tell you… that I will be playing Belle in Disney’s new live-action Beauty and the Beast!” she wrote on her Facebook. “It was such a big part of my growing up, it almost feels surreal that I’ll get to dance to ‘Be Our Guest’ and sing ‘Something There’. My six year old self is on the ceiling – heart bursting. Time to start some singing lessons. I can’t wait for you to see it. Emma xx.”

The fact that Watson is so excited to be a part of this film makes it all the more exciting for her millions of fans. I for one couldn’t think of a better fit for the role. Belle was, and remains still, a role model to young girls just as Emma Watson has. Because of the similarities she has withe the Disney princess, many are raving about the new film.