Hermione Granger actress Emma Watson has been interviewed by The New York Times, and within the article are a few interesting tidbits from Watson about her future acting plans.

Most notable are her comments on why she wanted to join Guillermo Del Toro’s Beauty and the Beast, which she’ll star in as Belle. The news was first reported in February.

Said Watson: “I’m doing a film with Guillermo [del Toro] next summer, and I went to him and said Warner Brothers have given me the script for ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ but the only way I’d really want to do it is if you did it. And then miraculously he said, ‘Oh, funnily enough ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is my favorite fairy tale, I can’t let anyone else do this, I’ll start putting a team together.’ ”

Sounds like a match made in heaven! We’re excited to see this classic fairytale come to life. No word yet on who will play the Beast.

Visit this link to read more from Watson, including some talk on her other upcoming film projects.

Watson can next be seen in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, out in September.

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