Emma Watson's pep talks

Emma Watson has admitted to giving herself pep talks before she sung in 'Beauty and the Beast'

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Emma Watson at the Beauty and the Beast premiere

Emma Watson

Emma Watson gave herself pep talks before singing in 'Beauty and the Beast'.

The 26-year-old actress plays Belle in the live-action remake of the classic Disney movie and had to psych herself up before laying down the songs for the movie.

She told Entertainment Tonight: "I was convinced that I was Florence Foster Jenkins.

"It took some conversations with myself in the mirror a few mornings. 'Get it together, Watson!'"

Meanwhile, Emma previously revealed she had to go to 'Belle Bootcamp' to learn how to ride a horse, sing and dance for her role in the movie.

She said: "With a movie like 'Beauty and the Beast' it's like three months prep, it's like three or four months shooting, it's in the UK. I had to be there to do that and as I was saying before it's like you can't half-arse a project like this, you know, you're in or you're out. And I was like I've kinda got to be all in and so this was really where my heart was and I knew I had to fully commit and make sure that I did this.

"I've never ridden a horse before [making this film] and so I was like, 'OK.' This is what I mean about the prep. I mean I really went into like essentially a 'Belle Bootcamp'. I was riding three or four times a week, singing four times a week, dancing three or four times a week. I was manic, I was so hectic but I loved it."

However, Emma admits singing on screen was the scariest.

She said: "Oh my god I can't even tell you how nerve-wracking it was, there were a few moments when I had a real crisis of confidence ... Once I got into it I just loved it. I want to do a musical every day for the rest of my life. There is so much joy in it and like the music is just ... I don't know about you but when I hear that song 'Beauty and the Beast' I just melt."

Beauty and the Beast

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 129 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Bill Condon
  • Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Emma Thompson, Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor, Josh Gad
  • UK release: 17 March 2017

Belle (Watson) is forced to live with a Beast (Stevens) in this live-action retelling of the 1991 blockbuster. Watson is winsome but feisty, Evans as Gaston is splendid of voice and hilariously odious, McGregor brings much joie de vivre to ‘Be Our Guest’, and it’s an enchantingly realised delight.

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