Emma Watson is excited that a sequel to “beauty and the Beast” is in the works. The actress took it to Twitter to share her thoughts about the upcoming film. She says that she enjoyed playing Bella in the movie, and wants to perform in a sequel.

Her dreams have come true as Disney has officially announced the development of “Beauty and the Beast 2.” After the commercial and critical success of the first film, Disney fans speculated whether there would be sequels on the card or not. On the other hand, Emma admitted that she’d liked to play Bella again.

Emma Watson will play Bella again

Emma is a brilliant British-American actress and fashion model. She made headlines after landing her first acting role as Granger in “Harry Potter.” For the eight films in this franchise, Watson was paid around $60 million. She continued working in Hollywood and landed significant roles in “Noah,” “Regression,” “Colonia,” “The Bling Ring,” and “The Circle.”

In this movie, Watson played Belle, who belongs to the village of Villeneuve. She develops an interest in the Beast after finding that he is polite, kind, and honest. Gradually, she sees the humanity within him and falls in love.

A little about the film

"Beauty and the Beast" is one of the highest-grossing Hollywood projects.

The film was co-produced and directed by none other than Bill Condon, with Stephen Chbosky writing its story and dialogues. In January 2015, Walt Disney joined hands with Mandeville Films for the live-action remake of the1992 blockbuster of the same name.

In addition to Emma, the film features Dan Stevens, Kevin Kline, Ewan McGregor, Josh Gad, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson and Audra McDonald.

Most of the scenes were shot at Shepperton Studios in England. Principal photography started in June 2015 and ended in September 2016. The film hit the global cinemas on February 23, 2017, and released in London on March 17, 2017, in 3D, and IMAX 3D formats.

According to New York Times, Emma was paid a whopping $15 million for the film.

Disney spent over $120 million for promotions of “Beauty and the Beast” worldwide. The film grossed over $470 million in the United States and $660 million in Canada, against a production budget of $160 million. It is one of the highest-grossing Disney movies in ten years.