The 1 Thing in the Beauty and the Beast Trailer People Found to Complain About
Sigh, it’s always something, right?
Last year, in January 2015, the world was finally introduced to the heroine from Disney’s live-action version of Beauty and the Beast: Emma Watson scored the role of Belle! Of course, everyone was familiar with the British beauty due to her portrayal of Hermione Granger in all eight Harry Potter films, so to find out that she was cast as a Disney Princess seemed like a dream come true… to us, at least.
While other names were tossed in the air, like Kristen Stewart, due to her professional relationship with director Bill Condon — he directed Breaking Dawn — it was Emma would stood out among the rest. Unfortunately, after watching the first-ever teaser trailer from the film, people are not impressed with the casting decision:
I don't know guys, Emma Watson's good but I'd rather have a French actress play Belle since the setting IS IN FRANCE. #BeautyAndTheBeast
— Arabella Manaligod (@pkmntrainerara) May 23, 2016
Will the French be mad that Emma Watson isn't speaking w a French accent; at least it doesn't sound like she does to me? #BeautyAndTheBeast
— Tyler Schirado (@TyRawrrnosaurus) May 23, 2016
still find it super offensive that they cast emma watson as belle in the new live action beauty and the beast movie – BELLE IS FRENCH
— peach (@itspeach_) May 23, 2016
But one thing that bothers me is BELLE IS FLIPPING FRENCH AND YALL GOT EMMA WATSON SPEAKING W/ HER ENGLISH ACCENT
— Nini (@naynaybay) May 23, 2016
The new real life film of Beauty and the Beast features Emma Watson as Belle. But shouldn't Belle have a French accent and not British?
— Val (@Vsue09) May 23, 2016
Love Emma Watson but still bitter they cast a British lady as Belle in Beauty and The Beast. I know it's stupid but I'M A GROUCHY FRENCH.
— Maryne La Eh? (@MaryneeLahaye) May 23, 2016
Plus, Beauty and the Beast is a French tale. Why is Emma Watson playing a French girl with a British accent?
— Gilbert (@Gilbee_) May 23, 2016
I love Emma Watson but why not a French girl for Beauty and the Beast :')..
— Risu (@SuperRisu) May 23, 2016
The funny thing is… Emma was actually born in France! Sure, she doesn’t have a French accent, but it’s hard to argue against the star, considering she’s Parisian-born, you know?
A bigger case could be made against Scottish actor Ewan McGregor, though, whose French accent was a hot mess:
Well, Ewan McGregor can't do a French accent #BeautyAndTheBeast
— Courtney Miles. (@TheCourtous) May 23, 2016
Ewan's French accent sounds…interesting. #BeautyAndTheBeast
— yourturnHeather (@yourturnheather) May 23, 2016
Not entirely sold on Ewan McGregor's French accent in the teaser but I'll take Ian McKellen as Cogsworth #BeautyAndTheBeast
— Tan Mehmet (@Tjanic23) May 23, 2016
Not feeling Ewan McGregor as Lumiere. That French accent feels so forced. I love him but eh. Doesn't fit. Hope I'm wrong. #BeautyAndTheBeast
— Julissa (@JULEZ_91) May 23, 2016
— xX(S1/\/\30|\|)Xx (@TheFireOfBeldan) May 23, 2016
When it comes to these kinds of things, you can’t guarantee everyone’s happiness. BUT, it does appear like the whole accent thing is the one item people found to complain about — everything else is perfection.
Watch the first teaser trailer for the ~tale as old as time~ here: