Emma Watson doesn't just play Belle in Beauty and the Beast; she's channeling the character off screen, too. The star loves books, is a self-proclaimed feminist, and wears outfits Belle would likely approve of. Case in point: Emma's Haute Couture Dior gown at an event in NYC. The pale yellow organza number was a modern-day version of the Disney character's iconic ballgown. The dress was soft and billowy, complete with a cowl-neck design.
Although Emma didn't twirl around in her dress on stage, she did read passages from a book to the audience (that's very Belle of her) and talked about her love for books. See? All signs point to Emma as Belle IRL. In case you need more proof, we've added a side-by-side image of Emma in her dress and her alter ego below.