After all these years away from the franchise, it’s nice to know that Emma Watson remains true to her Hogwarts roots. And when it comes to fan-casted battles, she’ll always rep for Gryffindor.
While answering children’s questions on a video segment for Entertainment Weekly in promotion of Beauty and the Beast, the former Hermione Granger was given a stumper in the form of a “Who Would Win?,” a favorite pastime among many a geek.
But this cross-canon battle consisted of two heavy hitters in the worlds of Pottermore and the Star Wars saga.
Without hesitation, Watson responded in support of the home team.
“Harry Potter, definitely, obviously” she said, “You’re only going to get so far in life when you’re cold and dry and mean.”
Watson didn’t have any love for the Dark Sith Lord.
“You’re not going to win in the end. You’ll do fine, but you’re not going to win in the end,” Watson said.
OK, so it wasn’t the most detailed of explanations, nor did it go into the specifics of how their powers and skills would match up against each other, but it’s a poignant answer with poetic reason.
So we don’t need to talk about the minutiae of force choking and horocruxes and invisibility cloaks and lightsaber high grounds. You get a pass this time, Watson.
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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.
Beauty and the Beast 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, Belles 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.
Beauty and the Beast will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.
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