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The 3 Most Famous Emmas in Hollywood

Did you know that there are around 10 celebrities named ‘Emma’? Yep, it’s not just Emma Watson a.k.a. Belle of Beauty and the Beast, but others that some may not really have even heard of.

Still, the three most popular Emmas are millenials and are peaking..

EMMA ROBERTS

Or Emma Rose Roberts is an American actress and singer. While she may have gained recognition in the Nickelodeon television series Unfabulous, many may not know that she’s actually the niece of ‘Pretty Woman’ Julia Roberts! Notice their contagious smiles?

Emma Roberts

Weeell, guess Emma’s looks is much too sultry than her aunt, huh?? She’s real pretty that only Margot Robbie (of Suicide Squad) among others could possibly rival. Result? Hard to cast. Perhaps the suspense genre could be her ticket to full stardom.

EMMA STONE

Or Emily Jean Stone is an American actress. Probably the most decorated of the 3 Emmas with even an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award and 3 Screen Actors Guild Awards — and versatile as she is, she’s got more than a handful of films to her credit — including The Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2 as well as the more recent La La Land.

Emma Stone (Photo by Caroline McCredie/Getty Images)

Now compared to the other Emmas and all of Hollywood, her looks is more of a naughty or strong-willed woman, thus she’s easier to cast. The key, now and as always, is finding a good story.

EMMA WATSON

Or Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is a British actress, model, and activist. Perhaps one of the most schooled is our favorite heroine, Hermione Granger of the Harry Potter series. No, not in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry but in Brown University! And so, with Emma’s education and popularity, she was appointed UN Women Goodwill Ambassador in July 2014 where she promotes gender equality, fair trade and organic clothing.

Emma Watson

Hmm… With her simple beauty, it would be interesting to see a remake of the 1965 classic ‘Sound of Music’ — and with Emma performing as Liesl von Trapp! That should be a humdinger!

Movie Review: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

You may not have just heard it, but even experienced it as well. Hey, Beauty and the Beast has simply been breakin’ box office records! Really. Some malls even have as many as 3-4 of their cinemas showing the ‘humanized’ movie of the 1991 classic. Wow!

Shows that the world has really been waiting for this film! Still, if you have seen the ‘original’ (yup, the animated form), one can’t help but compare of course — and imagine the ‘humanized’ version to its cartoon predecessor.

PERFECT BELLE

Probably the coolest thing about the ‘humanized’ Beauty and the Beast is casting Emma Watson as the lead. Her aura of simplicity just illuminates even the darkest corners of a castle (yeah, regardless of Lumière hehe) and that with a beauty that could break a ‘beastly’ spell. Just enough sophistication indeed.

Don’t you just love Belle’s dress??
Emma Watson: Perfect choice as Belle

SO-SO PROSTHETICS

Guess the appearance of the ‘cartoon’ beast is a little better here. The prosthetics in the ‘humanized’ form is just kinda rubbish. With downward-pointing fangs (t’was upwards in the cartoon) and large horns pointing backwards (t’was two cute, front-pointing little horns back then) — the beast looks evil rather than just a troubled soul.

The beast with his kindest look
The beast’s kindest look in animation

UNDYING THEME SONG

What ‘else’ makes a classic fairy tale movie, huh? Great story. Cool graphics. Wonderful cast. And of course, a ‘moving’ theme song. Just wished t’was the Celine Dion-Peabo Bryson version they had in this movie, haaahh — that would have brought the house down!

The cast

NOT SO GOOD 3D

If the prosthetics was ‘so-so’ then the 3D should have been good to at least make up for it; sadly, while the candle, the clock, and the wardrobe were okay — the pot, the teacup, the feather duster, and even the wolves were an obvious separation from reality. Well, hopefully in the near future..

There’s just something about meeting in the middle, eh? Dramatic?
Simply ‘beauty’ and the beast

POSSIBLE SEQUEL

And speaking of the future — while it’s not ideal to make a sequel for fairy tales as it would only bring confusion especially to children (remember, we also use fairy tales to teach kids some values, so we do not really want a commercialized version of any, any tale), the tremendous support for this film could have producers thinkin’ about it, the sequel. Just don’t put in too much twists to it. Okay?

Their mutual love for books made that connection

Instead, make it a tale as old as time, a tune as old as song, and a song as old as rhyme‘.. Yeah, Beauty and the Beast.