Emma Watson, the new Belle: sticky-sweet princesses are ‘bulls**t’

Laura Donovan Contributor
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Actress Emma Watson has signed on for yet another magical movie — this time, a new version of the classic fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast.” But her interpretation of Belle may not be all sugar and spice.

“I feel like young girls are told they have to be this kind of princess and be all this sweet stuff,” Watson told Asian News International last week. “It’s all bullshit. I identify with more of being a warrior princess, so if I had to be a princess, I’d have to kick some ass first.”

The 21-year-old, who played bookworm Hermione Granger in the “Harry Potter” film series, will take on the iconic role in director Guillermo del Toro’s remake of the inspiring love story.

Producer Denise Di Novi recently provided casting information to comingsoon.net, but little else is known about the rehashing of the French tale.

Watson will also appear in the upcoming film adaptation of “The Perks of Being a WallFlower,” but the part of Belle is expected to be the actress’s first leading role since the conclusion of the well received “Harry Potter” saga.

The Lancôme model recently said she would want to play a strong princess if she were to tackle a role of that kind.