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Here Are The Favorite Books Of The Stars Of ‘Beauty And The Beast’

Unless you’re not into social media, you’ve probably heard a thing or two about Disney’s live action remake of the classic Beauty and the Beast hitting theaters this Friday (which is also St. Patrick’s Day).



And since I love all things books, I was ecstatic to discover that the stars of the feature film were asked what their favorite books were in a recent interview with K5 News. Emma Watson, who plays the strong-willed, yet kind bookworm Belle said:

“My pick would be His Dark Materials ( by Philip Pullman)…Lyra was an obsession of mine. It’s the first time I really felt like– well this is going to sound very overly dramatic but hey I’m an actress I’ll do it anyway–it was the first time I really felt like a reading experience had been almost spiritual like it was I really, really loved it.”



Dan Stevens, perhaps best known for his role as Matthew Crawley in the PBS historical drama Downton Abbey, plays the fearsome, but rather sensitive Beast, chose Matilda by Roald Dahl.

“I think growing up Matilda by Roald Dahl meant a lot to me,” Stevens explained. “It’s still one that I love, and my daughter now loves. It is another book about books and the power of imagination and reading.”



Catch Beauty and the Beast in theaters this Friday!

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