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Neide   //   March 01, 2017   //   0 Comments   •  

 

Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast has quickly become one of the most eagerly anticipated movies in history, smashing records when its first trailer racked up more than 127 million views in just 24 hours last November.

While the reimagined romantic classic, featuring Emma Watson and former Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens, might seem like the ultimate celebration of heterosexual love, it’s actually harbouring a treasure trove of gay secrets – and is set to make history with Disney’s first ever “exclusively gay moment” on film.

As Emma and Dan sit down with Attitude for our brand new April issue – available to download now and in shops today (March 1) – director Bill Condon reveals the heartbreaking true story that helped shape the 1991 film, and how it inspired him to create a character who would break new ground when it comes to LGBT visibility on screen.

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Neide   //   March 01, 2017   //   0 Comments   •  

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Since her years as Hermione ended, Emma Watson has fought to assert her own identity. Now that she has found her voice—most notably as a U.N. ambassador—she’s revamping a classic stereotype, the Disney princess, in Beauty and the Beast, the live-action musical coming out in March. Watson talks to Vanity Fair about her metamorphosis from child star to leading woman.

Emma Watson and I are standing on the 23rd Street platform of an uptown-bound E train in New York City and we’re littering. Literally. And literature-ly. The 26-year-old actress is scattering hardcover copies of Maya Angelou’s book Mom & Me & Mom throughout the station—tucking them between pipes, placing them on benches, atop the emergency call box—in hopes that New York commuters will pick them up and put down their smartphones. This display of civil disobedience was conceived by Books on the Underground, a London-based organization that plants books on public transportation for travelers to discover. “We’re being ninjas,” she says with a conspiratorial grin as she digs in a big black rucksack of books. “If there were anyone to be a ninja for, it’d be Maya Angelou.”

Watson is one of the most famous women in the world, the child star who skyrocketed to global fame at the age of 11 playing brainy Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies. Next month, she’s back on the big screen as Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the big-budget live-action musical—she sings too!—which broke the record for most viewed new movie trailer. (That’s 127 million views in its first 24 hours, beating Fifty Shades Darker’s record.) But today she’s makeup-free, her hair shoved into a bun, and she’s wearing a nondescript dark wool coat over a baggy black sweater, completely blending in with New York’s distracted mass-transit masses.

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Neide   //   February 15, 2017   //   0 Comments   •  

Hello Watson fans! We bring you scans from the March issue of Elle UK, which Emma covers, along with some drop dead gorgeous additional outtakes!

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Neide   //   February 09, 2017   //   0 Comments   •  

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British Actress Emma Watson – who is not only globally renowned for her impressive acting career, but also for her powerful campaigning for gender equality – is back on the cover of ELLE UK.

Yes, the activist returns.

And in celebration of her achievements, ELLE UK will award Watson the prestigious Woman of the Year Award at the ELLE Style Awards 2017, next Monday.

In the March issue of ELLE UK, Emma talks to Lorraine Candy about why being cast as Belle in the upcoming film Beauty and the Beast was the perfect opportunity for her. She reveals why it was important to her to take a year out to concentrate on her activism, and she discusses setting up her feminist book club, named Our Shared Shelf.

On taking 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.’

On her role as Belle in Beauty and the Beast:

‘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.’

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Neide   //   January 08, 2017   //   0 Comments   •  

We bring you scans from the January issue of Better Photography, that features Emma on the cover along with additional outtakes from the photo session she did in 2015 for Vogue Italia.

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Neide   //   November 12, 2016   //   0 Comments   •  

Hello Watson fans! If you remember, we made a post last week about how Beauty and The Beast were the cover of the November 11 issue of Entertainment Weekly. We bring you now scans from that particular issue, that you can find in our gallery!

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Neide   //   November 05, 2016   //   0 Comments   •  

Emma is featured on the December issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, where it’s mentioned not only her projects as an actress but also as an activist and ambassor. Scans can be found in our gallery.

 

Neide   //   November 02, 2016   //   0 Comments   •  

Photo sessions and magazine scans featuring Emma from this year so far have been added to our gallery! Make sure to check it out by clicking on the links bellow.

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Neide   //   November 02, 2016   //   0 Comments   •  

Entertainment Weekly has revealed the cover of their new issue– set to hit stands this Friday, November 4, and it features none other than Beauty and The Beast! A exclusive look at the movie and the magazine’s content video has been published by the magazine, which you may watch bellow.

Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Emma Watson who really, really, really loved Disney’s 1991 animated classic, Beauty and the Beast. “I can’t even think how many times I watched it as a child,” says the former Harry Potter star. “I knew all the words by heart. I knew all the songs by heart.”

Watson was hardly the only person to become obsessed with this songs-filled tale of a self-possessed young woman named Belle and a prince-turned-beast who must find his true love before the final petal falls from an enchanted rose. Beauty and the Beast was the third-highest-grossing film of 1991 and the first animated feature ever nominated for a best picture Oscar. While the film lost out in that category to the slightly less romantic Silence of the Lambs, it did win Academy Awards for best score and best song. Beauty and the Beastalso inspired a stage musical, which ran on Broadway for 13 years.

Now, Watson has put her love for — and knowledge of — the film to uniquely productive use. She is playing Belle in a new live-action remake of Beauty and Beast, which will be released March 17 and costars Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) as the Beast, Luke Evans (The Hobbit) as Belle’s egomaniacal suitor Gaston, and Josh Gad (Frozen) as Gaston’s sidekick, Le Fou. For this week’s cover story, EW visited the film’s U.K. set and spoke with all of the above, as well as director Bill Condon and costume designer Jacqueline Durran, who talked about creating the new version of the iconic yellow dress Belle wears in the original film’s ballroom scene. In addition, we chatted with Ewan McGregor, who voices the enchanted, “Be Our Guest”-performing candelabra Lumière, and Sir Ian McKellen, who plays the clock Cogsworth and was apparently desperate to get his own big production number. “I kept singing what I thought would be a rather good addition to the score,” says the X-Men franchise star. “‘My name is Cogsworth!/ And I’m a clock!/Ticktock!’ But I didn’t get my own song.”

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Celyn   //   August 03, 2015   //   0 Comments   •  

Emma Watson is the cover star for Vogue’s September issue.

The actress and campaigner appears for the second time on the cover – following her debut in December 2010, for which she was shot by Mario Testino – this time photographed by Josh Olins.

Wearing a white and gold jacquard dress by Stella McCartney and with her hair loosely pulled back, Watson is pictured wearing minimal make-up under the cover line “Voice of a generation”.

The 25-year-old actress, who launched her HeForShe gender equality crusade at the United Nations last September with an impassioned speech that went viral on YouTube, has come a long way since she won the nation’s hearts as Hermoine, the 11-year-old heroine of the “Harry Potter” films. Studying at Oxford and Brown University didn’t interfere too much with her acting career, which continued to flourish in her early twenties, but she now balances her on-screen jobs with her work as a UN Goodwill Ambassador.

The September issue will be available on newsstands on August 6.