“Beauty and the Beast” has officially arrived in theaters. As an early celebration, Emma Watson took part in a short interview conducted through Buzzfeed with kittens. A lot of kittens. Emma answered a few fan-generated questions while covered in a bunch of tiny cats and she revealed some interesting tidbits about herself and her latest movie.
Emma admits to keeping part of Belle’s costume for herself and she explains her thoughts on the character’s life after marrying the Beast. She also reveals how the cast celebrated the final dance scene with a giant conga line. “It was the most surreal thing I’ve ever seen—everyone in costume in the ‘Beauty and the Beast‘ ballroom doing the conga,” she said.
While many have a hard time viewing Emma and her former “Harry Potter” cast mates as anything more than their characters from that franchise, Belle is not so different from her most famous role. “Hermione and Belle are like perfect head and heart girls—they have both,” Emma explains. “They’re super smart but they also have this incredible empathy and compassion and ability to see, kind of, beyond things and be nonjudgmental.”
No interview with Emma would be complete without a few feminist-based question. The actress recognizes that we, as a society, still have a long way to go. Many of her passions fall in the realm of social justice and, despite her strength, she has been no stranger to wanting to give up.
“When people have told me that I can’t do something, it’s going to be too hard, or whatever else, I try to use that as motivation,” she says. “Sometimes someone telling you that you won’t be able to do something, I’m like, ‘Oh, you don’t know what you just did.'”
Watch the full interview below.
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