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]>> The London launch of the much anticipated adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Its stars taking to the blue carpet to celebrate the premiere. It's a tale as old as time that's been revamped for a modern audience. Yes, the classic Disney cartoon that came out more than 25 years ago has been turned into a live-action feature film.
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I'm Reuters reporter Helena Williams at the enchanting Spencer House in London, where we've been invited to celebrate the film's launch.>>
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Who's there?>> The romantic fantasy-film follows Belle as she is imprisoned by a beast in his large castle, played by Dan Stevens. Emma Watson posed for photographs in a suitable fairy-tale gown.
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But the British actress insists that her character is not your typical Disney princess. And that's a wonderful thing about Belle is I feel like even in the original, she was very progressive. She was kind of a departure from a lot of the other Disney princess characters. And so, I think it was really just where are the moments where I can fill in a little bit more of her backstory, where can I pad her out a little bit more?
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And it was really fun to be able to do that.>> Battling storm Doris, the stars came out in force. Ian McKellen plays the voice of Cogsworth the clock.>> You can talk.>> Well, of course he can talk.>> He spoke of his fears over comparisons with the original animated feature.
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>> Nerve-wracking, are we going to live up to their expectations? Cuz they're going to want this to be better. Well, I think in a sense it is because most remarkable, talented cast, beautifully directed. There are lots of jokes in this.>> Think of the one thing you've always wanted.
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>> The film will hit cinemas worldwide from the 15th of March. Predictions suggest it can make as much as $120 million on its opening weekends.
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>> Don't be afraid.