Ahead of its release next month, a batch of new images from Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast have come online. Posted by Entertainment Weekly, the images show off Emma Watson as Belle galloping through the enchanted forest and inside the great halls of the Beast’s castle.
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Also in the feature, Watson talked about how she attended a “boot camp” of sorts to prepare for the film. “I kind of went into this boot camp for three months before we started shooting, which was singing four times a week, dancing five times a week, riding [horses] three times a week,” she said. “Yeah, I did Belle boot camp.”
Watson is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Hermione in the Harry Potter series. She said she feels “so blessed” to have had that opportunity to play one of her childhood heroes. Now she’s doing it again with Belle. “I feel like that’s almost unique to an actress to get to do that.”
Beauty and the Beast opens in theaters on March 17. In addition to Watson, the film stars Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, and Josh Gad as LeFou. Ian McKellan plays Cogsworth and Ewan McGregor portrays Lumiere.
It is just the latest live-action adaptation of a classic Disney film, following Maleficent, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, and Alice in Wonderland.