You may know the beautiful actress Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson as the smart, frizzy-haired Hermione from the movie adaptations of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, or maybe as the bubbly Sam from The Perks of Being a Wallflower, but recently a new credit has been added to her name.
Emma at the London ‘Noah’ Premier, 2014
(Image sourced from http://www.sheknows.com/entertainment/slideshow/5869/emma-watson-feminist-quotes/we-don-t-have-to-be-perfect )
Our favourite actress was cast as the main character, Belle, in Disney’s live adaptation of their 1991 film, Beauty and the Beast; where the book-loving daughter of an inventor is imprisoned by a beast. Belle makes friends with the furniture in the castle, before she and the beast eventually fall in love and it is revealed he is a prince cursed by a sorceress!
The film has become a worldwide hit and has beaten Mamma Mia as the highest-grossing live-action musical ever and is the second biggest musical, falling just short of Frozen. It has critics raving, especially with Emma’s newly revealed singing abilities. I would highly recommend going to see Beauty and The Beast.
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Annabel is a Harry Potter obsessed 13-year-old who likes reading and writing fiction, mainly fantasy. She also enjoys singing, acting and watching Netflix. Her favourite animals are dogs, narwhals and reindeer.