If you ran into living household objects, you'd likely be freaked out, right? Don't lie, of course you would be! I suppose the better question to ask if just how freaked out you'd be? For Belle in the Beauty and the Beast remake, she's put in that situation when she discovers that the mysterious castle she's been imprisoned in not only contains a humanoid beast, but a walking and taking candelabra and clock. Check out the young woman's first meeting with Lumiere and Cogsworth in the clip below, starting at the 1:15 mark.
Much like Paige O'Hara's Belle in Disney's original Beauty and the Beast, Emma Watson's Belle in the remake doesn't get off to a great start in the movie's castle. Willing to stay behind so that her father Maurice would be freed from captivity, Belle is left in a prison cell by the estate's furry and unforgiving master. Fortunately for her in this clip from Oh My Disney, not all of the castle inhabitants are cold-hearted. Rather than leave Belle in that gloomy cell, Lumiere, voiced by Ewan McGregor, decides to let the young woman out of confinement for more proper accommodations. It's a nice gesture, but upon seeing a living candelabra enthusiastically speaking, it's not surprising that Belle's first instinct is to hit him with a stool. As if that wasn't weird enough, the head of the household, a clock named Cogsworth, voiced by Ian McKellen, comes and instructs Lumiere to put her back in the cell. While the two of them bicker, Belle is still coming to grips with the living household items and making due with a water pitcher as her new weapon.
It's a good thing that the enchanted servants living in the Beast's castle are decent people, otherwise the family-friendly Beauty and the Beast could easily be twisted into a horror movie. While the shock of seeing inanimate objects walking and talking is at first unsettling to Belle, as the movie progresses, she'll befriend them and learn about the circumstances that changed them from regular humans to their unusual forms. Besides Lumiere and Cogsworth, the other notable castle inhabitants Mrs. Potts, her son Chip, Plumette, Madame de Garderobe and Cadenza. As for the Beast, it'll take Belle longer to get to know him and see the good within the Prince, but remember, this is a tale as old as time and song as old as rhyme. Eventually those two crazy kids will realize they love each other.
Beauty and the Beast will work its magic in theaters on March 17.
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