“That’s the kind of woman I would want to embody as a role model, given the choice,” Watson continued, according to E! News. “There’s this kind of outsider quality that Belle had, and the fact she had this really empowering defiance of what was expected of her. In a strange way, she challenges the status quo of the place she lives in, and I found that really inspiring. She manages to keep her integrity and have a completely independent point of view. She’s not easily swayed by other people’s perspective ― not swayed by fear-mongering or scapegoating.”

We’ll just let Cinderella defend herself ...