Speaker Stardom

Speaker Stardom | An Elite Booking Agency & Academy

For you the meeting planner, Speaker Stardom will spend hours researching our speakers to ensure they have outstanding stage craft, storytelling skills and something fresh to say in their field of expertise giving you peace of mind that earns your confidence and trust.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Live action Beauty and the Beast?!

Sure, there are other versions of this movie in live action form, but this one comes from Disney.
Everyone who knows me, knows that Belle is my favorite princess. She is the nerdy one. The one who is unafraid to take chances. The one who braved the beast and an angry village. She stands above all princesses in my book. And now, she gets her story told by Disney in live action! I'm not sure how I feel about Emma Watson being the lead... She's not someone I feel like a huge fan of. But I guess I won't know until I see more. The teaser trailer they just released doesn't give me very much insight besides what the castle will be like and the fact they are keeping at least the original main song that I know from the animated version (which I loved). So what are your thoughts?? And who is your favorite princess?


Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; six-time Tony Award® winner Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, the wardrobe; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.


  1. Cinderella. She is tuff and a hard worker. Puts up with others well. I agree with you on the trailer. They need to put out more to get folks interested. But the movie wont be out for another year.

    1. Cinderella was cool too. I'm not sure I'm fan of Emma Watson for Belle, but I'm hoping that as production moves on further, more trailers will be released soon.