I know she had success with Snow White and the Huntsman and all, but would you believe there's a chance that Kristen Stewart could play Belle in the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast?
Yep. Supposedly the director of the flick thinks she might be the right gal for the job. A source told Hollywood Life, "The process and the script for the movie are still in the beginning stages, but as it fleshes out, Bill Condon has definitely thought of Kristen Stewart as a possible Belle."
Is this for real? Kristen as Belle? Seriously?!?
Apparently the film won't be made until 2015 or 2016, at which point KStew might be a little too old to play the part -- but it's still a possibility.
But let's hope that winds up being the case, because it just seems impossible to picture her taking on such an innocent, sugary-sweet role.
I know, I know -- she's an actress, so stepping out of her own personality is kind of part of the job. But can you honestly imagine sitting there in the audience watching her interact with talking candlesticks and teacups while dancing around the room like she doesn't have a care in the world?
(Ok, so I'm sure they'll make the live version a little more realistic. But still.)
While there are certain Disney roles Kristen would probably be well suited for, Belle simply isn't one of them. Aside from the fact that there's nothing remotely naive about her, she doesn't really fit the part physically either. Sure, she's pretty in an unconventional way, but Belle is more of a classic beauty. Kristen is just ... a bit too rough around the edges or something.
But then again, she does have experience in wooing men who are disguised as ferocious beasts, so maybe that's why she's a shoo-in for the job.
Hmm. On that note, we should probably wait until we find out who is likely to be cast in the leading male role before we go calling KStew as Belle a huge disaster. (Taylor Lautner, perhaps?)
Do you think Kristen would make a good Belle?
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