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.”
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.
Emma is featured in the current issue of Total Film UK with a new interview on her upcoming projects, her work as UN ambassador and more. The (digital) magazine scans have been added in our gallery.
The magazine scans of Elle UK (December 2014) and Total Film UK (January 2015) have been added in our gallery. Total Film featured a brand new still of “Colonia”.
I have just uploaded over 450 scans from various English and international magazines featuring Emma Watson from 2001 – 2009, bringing us to over 29,600 images in the gallery.
I have just uploaded over 450 scans from various English and international magazines featuring Emma Watson from 2014 – 2010. More on the way!