After Emma Watson confirmed her role as Belle in the upcoming live-action “Beauty and the Beast,” “Harry Potter” fans are now speculating who would be perfect for the role of Beast. The two actors who got the thumbs up from fans are two of Hogwarts alum, Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy).
Felton’s name started gaining some attention when co-star Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) admitted during her interview with PEOPLE that fans are tweeting her for Tom to play the Beast. Fans who are now campaigning for Felton and Watson tandem aptly called themselves “Dramiones.”
Based in a report, the two co-stars are not going to have a problem with chemistry since “The Noah” actress used to have a crush with Felton.
On his recent interview with Huffington Post, Felton recalled how the UN Women’s ambassador punched him in one of “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’s” famous scene. He admitted that the experience is “pretty hardcore” and did not expect to receive a mean right hook when they agreed to practice a screen slap.
Meanwhile, Vanity Fair’s Imagined Celebrity Connections featured Daniel Radcliffe and his reactions to Watson’s newest Disney role. Written by Josh Duboff, the article quips about the actor calling his former co-star as he tried to congratulate her while suggesting that he could play the Beast for Emma Watson’s Belle.
“I’m sure you’re gonna go with Harry Styles or one of those Hemsworth giants, but don’t forget: I can sing!” according to the publication. “And I’ve got a lot of hair! And it could be a little Harry Potter reunion.”
Disney announced Watson’s involvement in the upcoming film on Jan 26, a role she’s been dreaming of long before she was cast as Hermione in the first “Harry Potter.” The 24-year-old Brown graduate will join the likes of Angelina Jolie (“Maleficent”) and Kristen Stewart (“Snow White”) in remaking Disney’s classics.
The live-action “Beauty and the Beast” will be directed “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” and “Dreamgirls” vet Bill Condon. The movie follows the all-new Kenneth Branagh-helmed “Cinderella,” set to a March 13 release.
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