Emma Watson greets villagers in catchy new Beauty and the Beast clip

The 26-year-old Emma Watson commonly remembered as Hermione Granger from the "Harry Potter" series is now playing the character of Belle in the upcoming remake of the animated Disney film "Beauty and The Beast".

Emma chose to wear a fabulous gray off-the-shoulder Emilia Wickstead custom gown for the premiere and it was the ideal choice, even though it wasn't yellow like Belle's!

Watson felt a similar connection to the courageous and bookish character Hermione from the Harry Potter franchise as she does with Belle. Instead, they form a friendship, that leads to trust and other genuine sharing ultimately builds the love between the two which is more meaningful, she added.

As for Stevens, the Downton Abbey actor perfectly complimented his co-star in a dapper dark navy suit.

If this is just the beginning of what's to come from Emma's red carpet premiere looks, then we are so excited for what's in store! I double dare you. "Anyone can sing it, it's a great song, go and sing it with all your heart for a new generation and enjoy it", and she just took all the pressure off and told me to go for it, she's a great woman".

Beauty and the Beast opens in theaters Friday, March 17.

Sir Ian, who voices Cogsworth, admitted he felt none of the responsibility shouldered by Thompson, having not seen the original animation, but said he offered up his services to director Bill Condon nonetheless.

  • Zachary Reyes