Fear not, for the Beauty and the Beast kidnap rumors regarding Emma Watson turn out to be fake!
Earlier this July rumors started flying around the Internet that Emma Watson might be the victim of a kidnapping plot. Fortunately for her and for all of her fans, the 25 year old actress is safe and sound.
The rumors originated shortly after an unnamed taxi driver overheard the conversation between two guys working at the Shepperton Studios, where Watson is currently filming Beauty and the Beast. The men were allegedly talking about how they could kidnap Watson because they have access to the actress. They were also pondering over whether it would be more suitable for them to simply rob her instead of kidnap her. As it turned out, they thought the taxi driver wasn’t able to understand them, because they were talking to each other in a foreign language, but the driver was still able to understand what they were plotting about.
Shortly after he contacted the local authorities regarding the matter, they plunged themselves into an investigation regarding the actress’ safety and well-being. The studio’s staff also investigated the case. Fortunately, they didn’t find anyone that was threatening to kidnap Watson.
The British actress is currently working on the re-make of Beauty and the Beast, in which she will dance and sing while portraying the iconic Belle. Dan Stevens will play The Beast, Watson’s character’s romantic interest in the movie, while Luke Evans will portray Gaston – the presumptuous bloke trying to win Belle’s heart. The movie is set to hit theaters in early 2017. Up until then we will get the chance to watch Emma in three other projects – Colonia, The Circle and Regression – and the latter one is about to come out later this year.