In a recent Fandango survey of more than 2,000 moviegoers, Emma Watson as Belle in Disney’s upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast was ranked the most anticipated performance of 2017, and it’s really no surprise — she completely fits the bill as the smart, engaging princess who falls for a beastly creature living alone in his castle. In this featurette, she along with Dan Stevens (the Beast), Luke Evans (Gaston) and more cast talk about what it meant to make this sumptuous new version of the beloved film. Director Bill Condon also weighs in on why creating a fully photo-real version was such a terrific opportunity to showcase Belle as a heroine for the 21st century. (And just look at those those costumes… and sets… sigh!)
Watch it below. Beauty and the Beast will be released in theaters everywhere March 17. Get tickets now!