Here's Your First Look at Emma Watson Performing as Belle

This is what a 'Beauty and the Beast' table read sounds like…

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Up until now, the most footage released of Emma Watson as Belle in Beauty and the Beast was a couple-seconds shot of her looking at the Beast's enchanted rose (opens in new tab). There was no sound or hint of what the character would be like.

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But that changes today: Disney just posted footage of Watson and Dan Stevens (who plays the Beast) in a table read. Belle and the Beast talk books, naturally, but it's Watson's sharp delivery that make it clear that yes, she really is the perfect match for this role. Stevens isn't too bad himself either:

More footage comes out September 6.

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Alyssa Bailey
News and Strategy Editor

Alyssa Bailey is the news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she's not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.