There was much fanfare when British actress/model, Emma Watson was cast to play Belle in the 2017 live adaptation of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," and based on some leaked photos there could be a good reason for all the hoopla.
Two different images have been leaked online and it will definitely rekindle some of that 90's nostalgia magic. The first photo is Emma Watson looking like the strong minded Belle in her iconic blue dress with apron and a white dress underneath. The 26-year-old actress is seen holding on to a ladder with two books on one hand.
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From the looks of the photo, this could either be a shot from the Beast's massive library that he gifted to Belle.
The second image shows Emma Watson wearing Belle's equally iconic yellow ballroom gown and dancing with the Beast. Photos like this one will have die-hard Disney fans swooning over the image while singing a song that is as old as time in their heads.
Both leaked photos show how incredibly apt the British actress looks transforming into one of the more popular Disney princesses. On the first photo, fans see her absolutely nailing Belle's rebellious spirit while the other portrays a more elegant side of the character.
It is, however, unclear as of the moment if these photos are actually movie stills or just promotional images. The official teaser trailer for "Beauty and the Beast" however, might give fans a better view of how the studio is going to go about this live adaptation remake.
The trailer is definitely just a mild teaser, offering viewers a glimpse of the Beast's castle and with Lumiere (Ewan McGregor) saying, "What if she is the one?" In the background, Watson is heard saying "Hello?" as she slowly reached over for The Enchanted Rose.
"Beauty and The Beast" is slated to release on March 17, 2017.