We’ve been waiting for this so long — so long! As soon as Disney announced they’d be creating a live action Beauty And The Beast and casting Emma Watson as Belle, we’ve been obsessed. We’ve already gotten a glimpse of Dan Stevens and his luxurious locks as the Beast post-transformation, and we’ve seen a tiny hint of Emma playing Belle, but we haven’t seen the pair together until now.
Introducing the happy couple: Beauty and the Beast!
Beauty and the Beast grace the cover of the latest Entertainment Weekly, and we finally get a look at Belle’s iconic yellow dress. It’s every bit as fabulous as we imagined.
Emma is the perfect Belle!
Here she is in her classic blue outfit in the Beast’s ballroom.
Kevin Kline plays Maurice, Belle’s father.
Gaston (played by Luke Evans) in a tavern.
Josh Gad plays Le Fou, Gaston’s sidekick.
Here’s Cogsworth (Ian McKellen), Mrs. Potts (Emma Thompson), Lumière (Ewan McGregor), and Plumette (Gugu Mbatha-Raw)
Here’s Emma as Belle with screenwriter Bill Condon.
EW’s newest issue, which hits newsstands on Friday, reveals some behind-the-scenes information about Beauty And The Beast. While Emma Watson already makes the perfect Belle, apparently it wasn’t so easy for Dan Stevens to transform into the Beast. He had to film all of his scenes twice. First he’d film on set with Emma. They’d film him from the neck down while wearing a motion capture suit and stilts because the Beast is tall. Then, at a later date, he’d head over to a studio, cover his face in ultraviolet paint and film his parts from the neck up. This would be spliced together to create the Beast as we see him in the movie.
Beauty and the Beast is a masterpiece in CGI and is shaping up to be the Blockbuster hit of 2017. In 1991 the animated movie was the third highest grossing film and the first animated film to ever be nominated for a best picture Oscar. It was also transformed into the Beauty And The Beast musical which ran for 13 years on Broadway.
Beauty And The Beast hits theaters on March 17th.