Emma Watson Says There's No Stockholm Syndrome In Beauty And The Beast
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Feb 20, 2017,
Feb 20, 2017, 19:23
A new Beauty and the Beast featurette attempts to explain that by going behind the scenes and showing fans how they're making this story feel familiar and new at the same time. It's a story that has some inherent problems, by its very nature.
Emma Watson attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City.
What's different in this version is that Belle (Watson's character) invents a new kind of washing machine that infuriates the villagers, who banish her to the forest, where she lands up in the Beast's house. She has none of the characteristics of someone with Stockholm Syndrome, because she keeps her independence, she keeps that independence of mind.
The actress, 26 years old, disagrees with and outright denies any intentions or sentiments that the movie will portray this syndrome, as she stated that she carefully thought out her portrayal of Belle before she agreed to accept the role.
TC-London- Emma Watson admits she is a "sucker" for self-help books that can help to improve her life and her career. There's this defiance that 'You think I'm going to come and eat dinner with you and I'm your prisoner - absolutely not, ' I think that's the other attractive thing about the love story. "I think that's the other lovely thing about the love story".
'In the original you don't get much sense of Belle, who she is before she meets Beast, so I wanted to create a backstory, ' the brunette shared. She gave details on her first outfit and revealed that her "coat is from @stellamccartney, the world's first luxury brand that is committed to producing products that do not use leather, skins, feathers or fur". That seems to be this recurring theme. She also said their love story was a lot more meaningful than other Disney classics. I think as well that [her idea of] Prince Charming is someone that understands her.
"I'm no expert, and when people push me into a corner of "Here's Emma Watson to lecture you on feminism", it's uncomfortable because I am aware I have a long way to go". She is able to see deeper, and that's one of her special powers. It doesn't mean I don't still love the movie-I just see it as a story with some inherent limitations.
And Belle does not change her negative feelings toward the Beast until he stops intimidating her and treats her better, she wrote.