it is so important that remus lupin, in his very first lesson, taught his young students to try and make their biggest fears more palatable with some laughter. it is so important that he made so many students feel safe and confident and free, even when he himself didn’t.
every time i think i cannot love remus any further, i prove myself wrong.
Emma Watson was our first, and really, our only choice for Belle for a lot of reasons. Her talent, her beauty, her intelligence, and also, you know, Belle represented a real breakthrough in Disney heroines. A strong female, independent character. And Emma Watson is a 21st century, very strong female role model. And I think a lot of people were surprised that she pulled off this great big musical. You know, she hadn’t done one before. - Bill Condon
If you had a daughter, what would be the number one life lesson you’d want her to know?I would want her to know that she is a force to be reckoned with and never to underestimate her own power. Sometimes, particularly young girls feel like their voice doesn’t matter, and what they have to say doesn’t really matter, and I think I would want her to know that it does.