Disney’s big live-action adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast” is in theaters Friday. In addition to re-imagining the 1991 animated movie’s iconic characters, the new movie is adding a few of its own.
Before you head out to see the movie this weekend, keep reading to meet the cast of the new film.
Emma Watson gives Belle an updated spin on the classic ’90s animated character.
“We tried to make Belle more proactive and a bit more in charge of her own destiny,” Watson told Entertainment Weekly in its collector’s edition guide to the film.
The new version of Belle is more practical: Her town dress has a pocket for her book. She’s an inventor instead of her father, and you won’t see her running around in flats.
“If you’re going to ride a horse and tend your garden and fix machinery, then you need to be in proper boots,” said Watson.
Watson looks just as stunning outside of the film.
During the press tour for “Beauty and the Beast, Watson wore outfits designed with recycled material.
Belle’s father, Maurice, also received an update. He’s no longer an inventor in the new film.
Instead, Maurice is an artist and music box maker.