Hollywood influencer Emma Watson plays a new kind of Disney heroine – she wears boots and kicks butt. We bow down...
WHY DO YOU THINK
A BELOVED FAIRYTALE?
I think the reason that this story has been told in so many different ways is because when we watch it, we see ourselves in both Belle and the Beast. In my mind, Belle and the Beast are symbolic for the two sides that are within all of us and how we reconcile those different parts. It reflects how we balance our masculine and feminine energies, which we all have inside ourselves. It’s also a story about seeing deeper and seeing beyond the superficial and the exterior, and I think that really resonates with people.
AND THE BEAST WERE YOU NERVOUS ABOUT STEPPING INTO BELLE’S ICONIC YELLOW BALL GOWN?
It’s really funny because people have been asking me if I was nervous and if it was a big deal to wear the yellow dress for the first time. But honestly, all I was thinking about was how Dan (actor Dan Stevens, who plays the Beast) and I were not going to kill each other while doing the dance...
KILL EACH OTHER?!
Because Dan was on stilts and I was wearing heels and we were doing a fullblown waltz across a massive ballroom! I was wearing the dress and Dan has all kinds of crazy stuff going on, and we had to remember the dance steps. I couldn’t think about anything really, other than that performance, and making sure neither of us broke a leg or fell over!
DO YOU THINK YOUR DANCING SCENE IS MORE ROMANTIC THAN THE ANIMATED VERSION?
I think so, yes! That’s a really bold claim, but we actually danced it, we did it!