This week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly features our first real look at Emma Watson in Beauty and the Beast. The issue contains a bunch of photos of Watson as Belle and behind the scenes information. Emma is shown in Belle’s iconic yellow dress on the cover of the issue, available on newsstands this Friday!

Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Emma Watson who really, really, really loved Disney’s 1991 animated classic, Beauty and the Beast. “I can’t even think how many times I watched it as a child,” says the former Harry Potter star. “I knew all the words by heart. I knew all the songs by heart.”

Watson was hardly the only person to become obsessed with this songs-filled tale of a self-possessed young woman named Belle and a prince-turned-beast who must find his true love before the final petal falls from an enchanted rose. Beauty and the Beast was the third-highest-grossing film of 1991 and the first animated feature ever nominated for a best picture Oscar. While the film lost out in that category to the slightly less romantic Silence of the Lambs, it did win Academy Awards for best score and best song. Beauty and the Beast also inspired a stage musical, which ran on Broadway for 13 years.

EW has posted a video introducing the newest issue:

Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in Beauty and the Beast

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