If you ever had any doubt Emma Watson isn't the perfect choice to bring Belle to life in the upcoming Beauty and the Beast movie, allow this new clip to totally change your mind. Although there are plenty of teaser and full-length trailers out since the movie is arriving in theaters in just a few weeks on March 17, this is the first time the world is getting a full glimpse of Emma busting out her musical chops in a scene, singing the song "Belle." And it totally lives up to all the hype, trust us on this one.
In the clip, we're treated to a solid 57 seconds of Emma and the townspeople singing the classic tune that properly introduces audiences to her character. You get to see Belle walking through her small town, collecting a piece of bread and saying hi to some animals as she makes her way to the her favorite bookstore. And of course all eyes are on her, as the town basically gossips about how she's a bit "odd" for their liking, since she isn't like all the typical townsfolk, knowing that a greater adventure awaits her. Watch for yourself:
Emma literally IS Belle, so it's hard to imagine any other actress taking on this role now. Of course this isn't exactly the first time we're hearing Emma's lovely singing voice, since a few months ago, the official Belle doll was shared online by some lucky fans who got their hands on it early and they shared videos of the doll singing with Emma's voice. This prompted Disney to share the HQ version of the snippet, which is of the song "Something There."
But being able to see her in costume, acting in one of the movie's most iconic musical numbers is simply magical and will no doubt make fans even more excited to see this movie up on the big screen when it's officially released.
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