Emma Watson chose the role of Belle over Cinderella

Emma Watson revealed that she was initially offered to play the role of Cinderella, but she decided go ahead with Belle instead.

She said that she accepted the role of Belle because that is the character she wants to embody as a role model given the choice.

She also said that her role will let her encourage women with ’empowering defiance.’

Beauty and The Beast starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens is hitting theaters in March.