It is reported that Emma Watson’s all-singing, all dancing efforts as the film’s heroine Belle in the live-action “Beauty and the Beast“, is set to surpass Jennifer Lawrence as the highest-paid actress in the world.
Although she received a sum of £2 million for the part, Watson negotiated a deal that makes her entitled to a portion of the film’s revenues, which is predicted to net her a further £15 million since it was confirmed the box office has pulled in over $1 billion so far, according to Evening Standard last night. Added to her earnings from the Harry Potter franchise (which is estimated to be around the £50 million mark), Watson is clearly winning at her own game.
Up next for Emma is the lead role in the film adaptation of The Circle, based on Dave Egger’s 2013 novel of the same name, which has its world premiere on April 28 and is already garnering box-office buzz and Emma will thereafter be taking a hiatus from acting. – stated by the actress last year.
“I’m taking a year away from acting to focus on two things, really. My own personal development is one,”