Emma Watson will debut as the newest #Disney princess in the "Beauty and the Beast" live-action release this March. The actress reveals, however, that she was supposed to play the title role of "Cinderella" years before landing the part of Belle.

The 26-year-old actress revealed this fact in the latest printed issue of Total Film magazine. Passing on "Cinderella" might have been in the cards for the actress because when she was offered to play Belle in "Beauty and the Beast," Emma Watson just knew it was the right one for her.

Belle is a feminist, like Emma Watson

Emma Watson loves the fact that her character in "Beauty and the Beast" is a good role model for young women.

She describes Belle as someone who "challenges the status quo" and who has an independent mind, while still keeping her integrity intact.

Watson also shared that Belle's characterization in the Disney flick was tweaked a bit to reflect her more feminist side. Belle is not only shown as a book lover in the movie as there's a backstory about her being an inventor.

Emma Watson sings for the movie

In early January, a promo for "Beauty and the Beast" revealed Emma Watson singing "Something There," one of the film's original songs. The actress posted a clip of it on her official Facebook page, which has been well-received by her followers.

Fans of the star, who achieved fame for playing Hermione in the "Harry Potter" franchise, have always wondered if Watson is able to carry a tune as she hasn't been in a musical movie before.

Hearing her singing voice in the clip seems to have appeased their concerns.

Playing opposite Emma Watson as the romantic lead in this Disney adaptation is Dan Stevens, whom viewers know from "Downton Abbey." The movie also stars Luke Evans as the villain Gaston, Sir Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Kevin Kline as Belle's father Maurice and Josh Gad as LeFou.

Disney's live-action version of "Beauty and the Beast" will debut in theatres March 17, 2017. The film has been directed by Bill Condon, while music comes from Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice.

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