Entertainment Weekly just gave us an exclusive look at stunning shots from Disney's upcoming live action version of it's animated classic, Beauty and The Beast.
Disney has had a pretty well go at reinventing some of their biggest characters and stories and bringing actual life to them by making their remakes live-action. Beauty and the Beast is the latest upcoming Disney movie being given to fans in this way. Yesterday, EW and Disney gave us another glimpse at the movie through a new set of first look photos.
In the magazine's latest edition, Emma Watson explains that the creators behind this new adaptation wanted a chance to make the stories heroin into more of a hero-- a feminist take if you will (which we love).
“In the animated movie, it’s her father who is the inventor, and we actually co-opted that for Belle. I was like, ‘Well, there was never very much information or detail at the beginning of the story as to why Belle didn’t fit in, other than she liked books. Also what is she doing with her time?’ So, we created a backstory for her, which was that she had invented a kind of washing machine, so that, instead of doing laundry, she could sit and use that time to read instead. So, yeah, we made Belle an inventor.” Watson told the magazine.
Downton Abbey actor, Dan Stevens who plays the Beast is no stranger to grand settings. Still, the transformation into a horn and hairy hind leg baring beast is a first for us, and we are fascinated.
Emma Watson has been getting some tips from original Belle, Paige O'Hara for the role, who has said her successor is "perfect for the role".
"Just enjoy the ride," she advised. "You're going to be a heroine. You are already with all your other movies, but this one's going to last your entire life.
"When you're my age, you're going to be looking back at doing Beauty and the Beast."
The seven pictures that were released with Entertainment Weekly's latest edition draw open the curtain on what Luke Evans looks like as Gaston, Josh Gad as Le Fou and Emma Watson as Belle pre-yellow dress.
Emma Watson alongside Kevin Kline who plays Belle's father. Traditionally Belle is a big fan of reading while her father, Maurice, is an inventor, it's a storyline that's changing in a fun way for the new story.
Josh Gad as Le Fou and Luke Evans as Gaston there to remind you no one's been like Gaston
Dan Stevens stands towers over Emma Watson as she dons Belle's signature blue dress.
The gang's all here! Here's what Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, Lumière and Plumette look like in the new live-action remake.
🎶 No one fights like Gaston! 🎶
So simply put, were PUMPED to be the movies guest when it comes out next year!
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