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About being starstruck sometimes (2009):"Yes, and it's funny when it happens. I felt so weird meeting Matt Damon. I work with amazing people and when I met him I was speechless. I went bright red and embarrassed. It's weird when you go to so many events, all of the sudden they take pictures of you with people you don't know. That time was embarrassing because he knew who I was."

Emma is Elle UK Woman of the Year

Emma Watson is Elle UK’s 2017 Woman of the Year and will cover the March issue of the magazine. Emma talks about being cast as Belle in Beauty and the Beast, activism and her book club.

Belle, the perfect role. ‘For me, Beauty was the perfect, most joyful thing to do… There was something connected about Hermione and Belle, and it was good to be reminded that I am an actress; this is what I do. The film is pure escapism.’

Why she took a year off from acting to concentrate on activism. ‘It wasn’t about me necessarily proving anything… I was just thinking that I have this year to myself, so let’s see what we can do to ‘move the needle’ and make a difference.’

How does she handle critics? ‘It really toughened me up…There is a level of criticism that comes with being an actress and a public figure, which I expect, but once you take a stance on something like feminism, that’s a completely different ball game.’

She set up her book club, Our Shared Shelf, to focus on feminist issues. Will she write her own book? ‘I need to see and do a bit more first… I’m no expert, and when people push me into a corner of “here’s Emma Watson to lecture you on feminism”, it’s uncomfortable because I am aware I have a long way to go. I am not sure I deserve all the respect I get yet, but I’m working on it.’

Emma will be awarded Woman of the Year at the Elle Style Awards, 13 February, and the March issue of Elle is on sale the 14th.

Beauty and the Beast On Set

Disney’s Movie Surfers visits Emma Watson on the set of Beauty and the Beast in this brief clip. We get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the film sets and Emma talks about the pressure to do a good job.

 

Emma has also done a little promo spot for AMC Theaters.

Beauty and the Beast Final US Trailer

The final US trailer for Beauty and the Beast premiered on ABC this evening. Full of spoilers so if you don’t know the story, and don’t want to know, don’t watch. The film opens March 17th.

Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast’s hideous exterior, allowing her to recognize the kind heart and soul of the true prince that hides on the inside.

New Beauty and the Beast Poster

Another poster for Beauty and the Beast has been released, along with motion character posters for Emma Watson’s Belle and others. See the Belle motion poster below.

I have a bit of catching up to do on Beauty and the Beast news so I’m also posting other recent posters, stills and an article.

Less than two months to go now! Beauty and the Beast opens March 17.


Emma Walks in Women’s March in Washington

Emma Watson showed her support for women, minorities, and people of all religious faiths, nationalities or gender identities who’s rights are threatened by the new US government by participating in the Women’s March on Washington. Estimates are that over 500,000 people attended the event, far exceeding the number who were at the presidential inauguration on Friday. Similar protest marches were held around the world in many countries, with over 2 million participants.


Emma Sings I Want Adventure in New Beauty and the Beast TV Spot

A new TV spot for Beauty and the Beast aired during the Golden Globes and includes new footage, and Emma Watson sings ‘I Want Adventure’ from the song Belle (Reprise). What a beautiful voice.

 

Emma in LA for The Circle Reshoots

Emma Watson was in Los Angeles last week for location reshoots of The Circle in Central Park and Loyola Marymount University.

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“Based on the international best-seller by Dave Eggers, The Circle is a thrilling modern morality tale starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, and John Boyega. As she rises through the ranks of the world’s largest tech and social media company, The Circle, Mae (Watson) is encouraged by company founder Eamon Bailey (Hanks) to live her life with complete transparency. But no one is really safe when everyone is watching.”

Emma and the Magic of Storytelling

Emma Watson narrates a new PSA released by Disney and ABC to promote their fifth annual Magic of Storytelling campaign. Disney will donate up to one million books to children in need through the non-profit social enterprise First Book. To find out how you can help visit magicofstorytelling.com

 

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

 

Let’s start out the year with a calendar by Jia

 

Teaser of Emma Singing in Beauty and the Beast

Disney has released a short preview of Emma Watson singing Something There from Beauty and the Beast. This is the first time hearing Emma sing clearly and I think she nailed it.

 

On Christmas day, ABC aired a tv spot for the live action Beauty and the Beast during the broadcast of the 1991 animated version, with an introduction by Emma, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans and Josh Gad.