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They say that life imitates art, and in turn #Disney imitates life. Angry villagers, long unmanageable hair, and a house full of women that are objects — anyone would be forgiven for thinking that the upcoming live-action reimagining of #BeautyAndTheBeast is actually a meta take on the tale of Donald and Melania's road to the White House. We can just imagine the pair twirling around the Oval Office to their Disney soundtrack cassette, or singing "Be Our Guest" at one of the many White House parties. So, is Donald Trump the real Belle-end of Beauty and the Beast?
Tale As Old As Time
It seems that the story of a grouchy overlord with abandonment issues hasn't gone unnoticed by the cast of the 2017's Beauty and the Beast. In a recent Facebook Live Q&A, leading stars Emma Watson and Dan Stevens were asked whether we would learn more about Beast's backstory when the film is released. With typical British wit, Stevens replied:
"That's an interesting question, isn't it? I suppose we see a little bit of his backstory. We learn a little bit more about this vain, spoiled, rich kid, son of a billionaire who treats women like objects and lives in a ridiculous luxury tower."
Hmmmm, where have we heard that before? Could it be a certain POTUS who will soon be swapping tall towers for blanche houses? Watson herself has been pretty outspoken on her thoughts on Trump, and the 26-year-old couldn't help but stifle a laugh at her leading man's comment. However, I do think the cast missed a trick by not spotting that Bernie Sanders looks a lot like he could be Belle's father, Maurice.
That could be where the comparisons end though, as we all know how the story ends: Beast is adored and everyone lives happily ever after. So, better get cracking, Donald, you have four years to get that fairytale ending. Let's just hope that Beast doesn't p*ssy grab Watson — that could lead to some nasty injuries!