In January Emma Watson announced that she was going to play Belle in Disney’s live-action remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast‘ — which made us beyond happy and a billion times more excited for this retelling. (I mean, it’s Emma Wastson. She’s a talented, basass U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador who uses her success to stand up for women’s rights!)
“I sing, so that’s really unexpected. I’ve never had to do that for a film role before, and I think people will be interested to see me do something very different like that,” adding, “It gives me a different challenge, really. That’s terrifying in and of itself!”
Emma is also currently working with Harry Potter producer David Heyman in an executive producer role on a multipart adaptation of fantasy series Queen Of The Tearling, in which she will also star. Speaking about her involvement in the series, Watson had this to say:
“I really like it. For me, to want to sign up to a series again, I wanted to have a certain amount of autonomy and control within that.
“Working with David’s been great. I’d love to direct something one day. I’d love to produce as well, so it’s quite a nice way to start learning about that. Yeah, just dipping my toes into that world.”
We’d love to see her direct, too! She’s spent her life in the movie-making industry; surely she has creativity swimming through her veins.