January 17, 2017

Emma Watson talks about Beauty and The Beast, her break, The Circle



12 comments:

Ross Taggart said...

Great article, been a while since she opened up. Shame she can't talk so freely on social media as much these days but every comment generate such "noise" it message can get overlooked.


I always admire her self awareness remarkable in some one in her world. The world in general can use more like her she has worked hard and has so much but focuses on others and the broader world another uncommon trait in people of influence.

Jonathan Andrew Sheen said...

I'm sorry, I love Emma like nobody's business, but she did drop out of Guillermo del Toro's version of "Beauty and the Beast," which I think we can all agree would have been weird and challenging and literary, to do a live-action remake of the Disney cartoon. I think she picked the wrong version if she's offended by the "Disney Princess" label.

Eden said...

She didn't drop out of Del Toro's B&B, Del Toro dropped out B&B and Condon took over.

Ross Taggart said...

She did not say she was offended by the term Disney Princess but people reaction to it. Lets face it Jonathan De Toro's B&B would have been a horror flick st best he is an a great director but not of this material In the end the movie never got made you can not read to much into that but still.

I can't say if her decision was right but given her stated reason of balancing her beliefs and her work I Think it was. She faced a similar dilemma with La La land and chose Beauty and the Beast tough call.

Besides she had got the Darker side of things covered with The Circle. In the end we can only conjecture but she is a clever woman and has the experience of her industry
so I will trust her judgment and see what happens.

Anonymous said...

why does she mention that gaston is a "white male" and not just a chauvinist?

Ross Taggart said...

Anon he is a white male as am I as a group we are subject to no prejudice but not immune to having it to say the least, She chose her words with care and social awareness. Emma is a feminist having to see certain realties and acknowledge them goes with the territory.

Anonymous said...

in the sentence after it says we shouldnt judge and attack on exterior so why is it ok to mention his skin color and gender? as if that has something to do with his actions.isnt that a prejudice? emma is and has been dating white men. her brothers and father are white men. why does she feel the need to point that out? (i am from europe so i dont understand why it is ok to in feminist discourse to generalize about groups based on their skin color)

Ross Taggart said...

I don't want to get into a debate with you it is not not the place. Just to say the term is a colloquial one for a group like saying someone was an aristocrat. Rest assured Emma Watson is not prejudice I an sure we can agree on that!

Anonymous said...

Emma called him a white male because that's what he is: a white male. She isn't generalizing the entirety of the white male population. I think she's just describing him.

Jonathan Andrew Sheen said...

Condon did not "take over" del Toro's Beauty and the Beast. Del Toro was planning his version with Emma, and then Disney announced their version, remaking their own cartoon, Disney Princess and all. The first most of the world heard of Disney's production was when Emma was announced as Belle. I'm not sure of the timeline on del Toro's involvement with his version. Whether or not he had already stepped away as director, we can all be assured that it died when the Disney production was announced.

But it's certainly incorrect portray this version of Beauty and the Beast as a continuation of the one Emma originally signed up for, with a change of directors along the way. When you're playing the female lead in a live-action, at times shot-for-shot Disney remake of a Disney cartoon, nobody's dropping the ball by not referring to centuries-old legends, Luis Bunuel's 1946 La Belle et le Bete or or Robin McKinley's 1978 novel Beauty, and just refers to the role as a Disney Princess.

Ross Taggart said...

There have been many interpretation of the cautionary tail of Beauty and the Beast. This is another keeping the massage of the danger of judgment against those that different and updating the character of Belle to suite; The beliefs of the actor and moirés of the times. In keeping with the intent of the story and more importantly the lessons within. I would think.

Anonymous said...

Ich mag Emma und ihren Buchclub!