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Emma Watson Reveals a Hidden Message in 'Beauty & the Beast'

Emma Watson is bringing Beauty and the Beast to the Big Apple!

The 26-year-old actress stepped out in a gorgeous black gown at the premiere on Monday night (March 13) in New York City.

She was joined by Dan Stevens, Josh Gad, Josh Groban, Audra McDonald, Stanley Tucci and Ewan McGregor.

Emma recently opened up about how her character Belle’s love of books holds an important hidden meaning.

“[Books are] so powerful and they have the ability to change your life and your outlook, and this story really speaks to that, the sacred nature of books and their ability to transport you and empower you,” she told Mashable.

Emma added, “We still live in a world where there are probably over 80 million girls who won’t get to go to school just because of their gender.”

FYI: Emma is wearing Christopher Kane and an Eva Fehren earcuff. Audra is carrying a Judith Leiber x Disney Beauty and the Beast collection clutch.

10+ pictures inside from the Beauty and the Beast premiere…
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Dan Stevens & Luke Evans Suit Up for the 'Beauty & the Beast' Premiere!

Dan Stevens looks handsome in a teal suit as he arrives at the Beauty and the Beast premiere with his wife Susie Hariet on Thursday (March 2) at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.

The 34-year-old actor was joined on the red carpet by fellow handsome cast mates Luke Evans and Josh Gad.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Dan Stevens

Also spotted looking glam as they arrived at the premiere was Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Audra McDonald.

FYI: Gugu is wearing an Oscar de la Renta gown, Jimmy Choo shoes, and Cartier jewelry.

15+ pictures inside of the stars arriving at the Beauty and the Beast premiere…

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Emma Watson Joins Her Leading Men at 'Beauty & The Beast' London Photo Call

Emma Watson is sandwiched in between her handsome leading men Luke Evans and Dan Stevens at a photo call for Beauty and the Beast on Friday (February 24) at the Corinthia Hotel in London, England.

Also stepping out for the photo call were Stanley Tucci and Audra McDonald.

The full cast walked the red carpet the night before for the world premiere of the upcoming Disney live action remake.

Later in the evening, Emma was seen wearing a white dress for the after party. She actually wore the dress back in September as well!

FYI: Emma is wearing a 3.1 Phillip Lim look at the photo call.

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'Beauty & the Beast' Characters Get Brand New Posters!

Check out these brand new posters for the new Beauty and the Beast movie!

The castmembers each got their own character posters, including Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as The Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Josh Gad as Le Fou, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, and Audra McDonald as Garderobe.

You can see some new motion posters below too!

Don’t forget – Beauty and the Beast hits theaters on March 17.


Beauty & the Beast Motion Posters
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'Beauty & The Beast' Unveils Incredibly Detailed New Poster

Beauty & The Beast just revealed a brand new poster for the highly anticipated film and it’s so detailed!

The new triptych poster features Emma Watson‘s Belle dancing with the Beast in the center, surrounded by two other scenes from the film.

The left side of the poster features characters from Belle’s village including her father Maurice, played by Kevin Kline, her suitor Gaston, played by Luke Evans, and Gaston’s sidekick Le Fou, played by Josh Gad.

The right side shows a scene from a ball featuring the the human versions of Lumière, played by Ewan McGregor, Plumette, played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Cogsworth, played by Ian McKellen, Cadenza, played by Stanley Tucci, Garderobe, played by Audra McDonald, and Mrs. Potts, played by Emma Thompson.

Beauty and the Beast hits theaters on March 17.

Check out the full poster below…

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New 'Beauty & The Beast' Poster Features Full Main Cast

The brand new Beauty and the Beast poster is here – and it gives us a peek at all the main characters we know and love!

Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as Beast sit atop the poster while Luke Evans as Gaston, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Josh Gad as Le Fou, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, Audra McDonald as Garderobe, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, and Ian McKellan as Cogsworth are all pictured below them.

A new TV spot for the film was just released where Beast gets advice on how to woo Belle. Be sure to check it out if you missed it!

Beauty and the Beast hits theaters on March 17.

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Audra McDonald Welcomes Baby Girl Sally James with Husband Will Swenson

Audra McDonald and her husband Will Swenson have welcomed their first child together: a baby girl named Sally James!

“Will and I are overjoyed to welcome Sally James McDonald-Swenson, named for Will’s late mother, Sally, and my late father, Stanley James. Our hearts are bursting and our lives forever changed,” Audra wrote on her Instagram, along with her little one’s feet.

Audra took a leave of absence from her Broadway show Shuffle Along back in July, and also postponed going to London for her show Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill because of the pregnancy.

Congrats to the happy couple on the wonderful news!