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Emma Watson's Beauty and the Beast singing nerves

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Emma Watson's Beauty and the Beast singing nerves

Emma Watson found it "nerve-wracking" singing in 'Beauty and the Beast'.

The 26-year-old actress - who portrays Belle in the live-action version of the Disney classic - has admitted that whilst she was "excited" to be given the role, she was nervous about lending her voice to the part because she's been out of practice for so long.

She said: "It's so crazy. I was so excited. It was nerve-wracking for me because I've sung as a child in plays and I loved it, but I just hadn't done it in such a long time, it was like learning to ride a bike again."

Despite her international fame, Emma has remained down to earth over the years and she believes it is down to not being "swallowed" up Hollywood.

Asked how she's stayed grounded during an appearance on 'Good Morning Britain' on Wednesday (29.06.16), she said: "It's interesting you mention it, a big part of it is that we have such a cottage film industry in this country. I've made films that existed outside of Hollywood and that was really helpful in a way because I didn't get swallowed by the industry."

Emma stars opposite Dan Stevens - who plays the Beast - in the movie. The star-studded cast also sees Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as Le Fou and Emma Thompson play Mrs Potts.

The film is slated for release in March 2017.