beauty and the beast live on stage


Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage by Kaitlyn

osnapitzhanaa  asked:

I hope you feel better, to get your mind off being sick you should talk about all your favorite scenes from Beauty and the Beast in detail and what you hope to see in the live action

I really love the ballroom scene (that sounds obvious I know) but it’s so beautifully animated and the music is gorgeous. I love the Wardrobe since I played that character on stage before, and I hope to see more of her in the live action movie. I really want The Human Again number to be in the live action because it’s a great song, and I feel like the original doesn’t pay enough attention to the servants and how they feel about being turned into objects. And I’m really looking forward to Ewan McGregor, not gonna lie.

Emma Watson Cried Happy Tears Seeing Hermione’s Future in Cursed Child
A version of this article originally appeared on Even after you let go of a character, sometimes the character doesn’t let go of you.

With the new live-action Beauty and the Beast, Emma Watson picked up the role originated by Paige O’Hara in the 1991 animated movie, but she has also been on the other side of that situation — handing off the part of J.K. Rowling’s Hermione Granger to Noma Dumezweni for the London play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

In her interview with Entertainment Weekly for this week’s cover story, Watson spoke in depth about the stage show for the first time since watching it this past summer.

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Seeing Hermione alive and well in her middle-age years turned out to be overwhelmingly for the 26-year-old, who had last played the character six years before in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

“It was so strange. It was so emotional seeing Noma’s performance in a way that I had not anticipated at all,” Watson says. “She walked in the room and I just spontaneously burst into tears … I had played that character so intensely up until that point, that to know that Hermione was going to be okay — I know it sounds crazy — but to know that everything turned out all right and everything in the world was okay, that there was someone else carrying her on and carrying her forward … it was just such a relief.”

Check out the full interview with Emma Watson here, on the new PEOPLE/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN), or download the free app on your Smart TV, mobile and web devices.

Watson noted that Deathly Hallows: Part 2 ended with “a little flash forward,” but she still always felt Hermione “kind of gets stuck in time at 20 years old, 19 years old. … I wanted  to have a future.”

For more on this week’s cover story, watch EW The Show, available now here, on the new PEOPLE/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). Go to, or download the free app on your Smart TV, mobile and web devices.

Although they look very different on the outside, Watson said Dumezweni captured Hermione’s heart and spirit, and they shared a sisterhood through the studious, Muggle-born witch they both helped bring to life.

“The weird thing is that Noma was a complete stranger, but I felt like I had known her forever,” Watson says. “There was just an instant intimacy and connection.”

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Just a reminder, I’ve got roughly 6,295 pictures of this show from the past two years on my computer; if you want to see more of a particular scene/person/character/costume, just let me know, because odds are I’ve got a good shot of what you want to see, that I just haven’t gotten around to publishing yet.

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