So today I woke up to the announcement that the new live-action Beauty and the Beast, has cast none other than Emma Watson herself as our beautiful, intelligent protagonist, Belle. Somehow it seems like a highly unsurprising casting choice. To me, Emma is the absolute epitome of this role.
She is intelligent, she is beautiful, she breaks the traditional stereotypes forced on women and is not afraid to speak her mind. Emma Watson is one of the few female celebrities I truly admire and whose attitude I aspire to have. I’m so glad Emma has been cast as Belle and I truly am looking forward to seeing her in the role.