The musical leak was discovered when one eagle-eyed fan spotted a Belle doll at a local Toys “R” Us. The toy, which features the Disney princess in her iconic dress, is a tie-in to the upcoming movie and plays songs like “Something There” sung by Watson.
Once recordings from the doll made its way online, Beauty and the Beast co-producer Jack Morrissey confirmed that the voice heard belongs to the Harry Potter actress by sharing the snippet on his own Instagram.
🌹 Well there it is, straight from the shelves at Toys R’ Us…😉 ・・・ @The_West_Wing_ : Get ready for this one guys… FIRST LISTEN AT EMMA SINGING “SOMETHING THERE”!!!! I am officially floored, if she wasn’t perfect enough this has absolutely nailed her as #Belle! I cannot wait for this movie!!! 😍🌹 Recording taken from the singing Belle Hasbro doll! Not sure who to credit though, sorry! . #BeautyandtheBeast #Disney #EmmaWatson #Belle #BillCondon #BeOurGuest #taleasoldastime
Broadway star Paige O’Hara provided the vocals for the heroine in the 1991 animated classic.
See how Watson compares to the original voice below.