Emma Watson is known for many things — starring in the Harry Potter franchise as Hermione Granger, serving as a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN, founding a feminist book club, and soon playing Belle Disney's live-action #BeautyAndTheBeast reboot — but whipping her boobs out for a magazine photoshoot is not one of them. But times they are a'changing.
In this month's copy of Vanity Fair, Watson has brandished her Belles for the world to see (though they are, albeit, somewhat masked by a wiggly cape), as part of a photoshoot by Tim Walker. The shoot sits alongside a large feature on how her career has developed from child star to international spokeswoman-cum-feminist icon-cum-#Disney-princess — but before we get to that, take a peek of the shot in question:
She looks fantastic, right? Mind you, this is a woman who would slay any look, whether that be going topless under a cape that looks like it's made from piped icing, a trash bag, or a billowing yellow Beauty and the Beast style ballgown. #EmmaWatson is just that much of a queen.
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As the Instagram caption states, VF's interview delves deep into many of aspects of Watson's life, and tackles one (brain-meltingly irritating, soul-crushingly backwards) question that has been on many a lip: How can you get your breasts out, star as a Disney princess, and still call yourself a feminist? Allow her to explain.
Belle Is Not Your Typical 'Disney Princess'
Even in the Beauty and the Beast OG, Belle was not the type of princess to sit around and allow a cockpiece like Gaston to push her around, her focus was on education and progress. This message will be at the forefront of Watson's Belle:
“I was like, ‘The first shot of the movie cannot be Belle walking out of this quiet little town carrying a basket with a white napkin in it. We need to rev things up!’"
Rather than being her father's assistant, this time Belle is a creator herself, so you'll see her wearing a tool belt and creating things for herself — such as a washing machine — so she can do chores for her elderly pa, while still finding time to read and do the things she enjoys. Gone are the scenes of Belle jumping on and off horses in long dresses, too; this revamped babe is in bloomers and riding boots:
“The original sketches had her in her ballet shoes, which are lovely—don’t get me wrong—but she’s not going to be able to do anything terribly useful in ballet shoes in the middle of a French provincial village.”
“When I finished the film, it kind of felt like I had made that transition into being a woman on-screen. [Belle is] absolutely a Disney princess, but she’s not a passive character—she’s in charge of her own destiny.”
Just like Watson.
Beauty and the Beast hits theaters nationwide March 17th, check out the Belle trailer below:
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(Source: Vanity Fair)