Though Disney’s live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast is just a few short months away, we still haven’t gotten too clear a glimpse of what the production has in store. So far, the bulk of what we’ve gleaned from the picture is the visuals—most prominently in this category, how the once hand-drawn set of fine China will take form via the good graces of CGI. Of course, when it comes to a musical, visuals are only half the recipe. At last, we get our first taste of what Beauty and the Beast is offering in audio. The below soundbite, shared on Instagram by producer Jack Morrissey (via ScreenCrush), features star Emma Watson handling a few notes of the romantic ditty “Something There.” Take a listen:
If you’ll recall, “Something There” articulates the evolution of Belle’s (Watson) feelings for the Beast (Dan Stevens) from revulsion to affection. It’s a chipper and celebratory number, merrily skirting past the fact that their relationship started out with him keeping her imprisoned against her will. The piece of the song we hear in the above post is actually a melodic reprise of the refrain of the original animated Beauty and the Beast‘s more popular opening number, “Belle.”
Though we only get to spend a few seconds basking in Watson’s pipes, it seems to me that she’s nailing the Belle sound fairly well. But what do you think? Does the above soundbite inspire confidence, or are you reserving optimism until after a third viewing? Let us know!
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