It is now clear that Emma Watson is the Belle from Beauty and the Beast that we have been waiting for.
On Friday, Disney released an exclusive first listen to Watson singing "Something There" from the upcoming 2017 live action remake of the classic fairytale. The chilling rendition puts to bed any doubts over Watson's ability to sing.
The role will be Watson's first singing gig, with the Harry Potter star confessing to Total Film magazine in 2015 that she found the musical part "terrifying."
"I sing, so that's really unexpected," she told the magazine, according to The Telegraph. "I've never had to do that for a film role before, and I think people will be interested to see me do something very different like that. It gives me a different challenge, really. That's terrifying in and of itself!"
She need not have worried, this 30-second clip is evidence that Watson's singing lessons have paid off in spades. We already had an inkling Watson's singing was going to be magic after a grainy clip, recorded from a Hasbro Belle doll, leaked online last week.
The movie, with Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens as the Beast, will land in March. Expect to be blown away.
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