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About the action scenes being choregraphed (2007): "I just had quite a lot of fun working with the movement coach (he's actually a choreographer) for the last scene when we fight the Death Eaters. He's incorporating some choreography into the movements, the fighting, the action sequences. It's actually really interesting and was really good fun. The fight scenes between Voldemort and Dumbledore, watch out for that. It should be really, really good. "

Emma is a Rebel Belle in Vanity Fair

In the cover story for Vanity Fair, Emma Watson discusses growing up in the limelight with the associated highlights and perils (paparazzi, stalkers), reading (her refuge, and inspiration), and finally feeling like she has “made that transition into being a woman” while filming Beauty and the Beast.

Emma Covers attitude

Emma Watson and Dan Stevens are on the April cover of attitude magazine, and in the cover story, they discuss Disney’s first gay character in Beauty and the Beast.

New BATB Featurettes, Behind the Scenes and Interviews

New Beauty and the Beast featurettes on an empowered Belle and her dresses, along with some b-roll behind the scenes footage, and an interview.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beauty and the Beast Shanghai Premiere and Press Conference

On Monday Emma Watson and co-stars attended the China premiere of Beauty and the Beast in Shanghai.

 

On Tuesday, Emma and fellow cast members did a press conference.

Beauty and the Beast London Premiere Interviews

Interviews with Emma Watson and fellow Beauty and the Beast cast members from the London premiere red carpet.

 

 

 

 

BATB London Photocall

Emma Watson and her Beauty and the Beast co-stars in the London photocall 24 February.

 

Should We Bring Back the Calendar Competition?

In December we ended our calendar competition. That post had the biggest response in comments we’ve had in a long time, with many people saying they were sad to see it go, or wished it could continue. I too was sad that the competition was over after so many years and have had thoughts of bringing it back. It’s been gone a few months now. Would you still like to have a competition? And do you have any suggestions for getting more people to participate in making calendars?

I know there has been a lot of Emma news the last few days. Sorry, I’ll try to catch up on that tomorrow.

For now, here is our calendar for March thanks to Jia.

 

Beauty and the Beast London Premiere

Emma Watson and her Beauty and the Beast co-stars attended the London premiere on Thursday wearing an eco-friendly light blue gown by Emilia Wickstead.

 

Paris Press Conference and Photocall

The press tour for Beauty and the Beast continued in Paris with a press conference with Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Alexis Loizon, Alan Menken and Bill Condon. This was followed by a photocall with Emma, Dan, Luke and Josh.

 

New Clip of ‘Belle’ from Beauty and the Beast

Disney has released a new clip of Emma Watson singing “Belle” in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Don’t watch if you don’t want to be SPOILED. In theaters March 17!

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.