The INSIDER summary:
• “Beauty and the Beast” just released a new TV spot for the film.
• Belle and Beast flirt it up big time and it’s adorable.
There are only two months left until the long-awaited live-action version of Disney’s classic “Beauty and the Beast” hits theatres, and clearly the PR team over at Disney is kicking it into high gear.
In the past couple of weeks, they took the highly sought-after first commercial slot during ABC’s season premiere of “The Bachelor” using the rose theme to their full advantage and then they doubled-down with a Facebook audio clip of “Something There” proving once and for all that Emma Watson can sing.
Now a new TV spot is making its rounds. This isn’t your average “Bauty and the Beast” commercial though. Unlike the previous trailers and ads that have circulated before it, this one finally gives fans the one thing they have been waiting for: some romance and sparks flying between Belle and Beast.
It’s one of the first glimpses we’ve gotten into the on-screen chemistry between the two main characters.
The two can be seen flirting it up outside the castle when Belle thanks Beast for saving her life and he jokes about her not letting him get eaten by wolves. Fans have noticed it’s different from the original animated version where they have the conversation inside the castle and the dialogue is less playful (below).
The switch could be a sign Disney is toying with some of the original lines of dialogue from the classic film. Either way, Emma Watson and Dan Stevens (even if he is looking rather beastly) flirting is almost too cute for words.
“Beauty and the Beast” comes out March 17.
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