Emma Watson: The Belle of the Ball

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.

About the Author

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.

Recent Posts

KSP Writers' Centre - Supporting Your Stories



The KSP Foundation management team respect and honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on this land and commit to building a brighter future together.

Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this website may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.