Emma Watson won the world over with her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movie series, and now she’s ready to tackle the next in a line of reimagined fairytales, Beauty and the Beast.
Emma Watson has tons of experience in support roles, like her roles in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Bling Ring, Noah and This Is the End.
But, Emma Watson has never played in a featured role. Until now.
Emma Watson has signed on to play Belle in the new Beauty and the Beast remake that is schedule to come out next year.
Of course, she won’t have any trouble acting, but the singing, that might be a different story.
She announced the big news via Facebook, saying, “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’.”
Emma Watson told Total Film of the new role, “I sing, so that’s really unexpected. I’ve never had to do that for a film before, and I think people will be interested to see me do something very different like that.”
She added, “It gives me a different challenge, really. That’s terrifying in and of itself!”
That would be terrifying, even for the most seasoned actor. However, Emma Watson seems up to the challenge.
“It feels like I was building a portfolio over the last five, six years. Now I feel like I’m ready to really be carrying films. I’m really just ready now to focus on my career full time and go full steam ahead,” Emma Watson said.
She added, “It’s exciting at the moment.”
What do you think of Emma Watson playing Belle in the new Beauty and the Beast?