Ariana Grande & John Legend’s “Beauty and the Beast” Video Honors The 1991 Film: Watch
Ariana Grande and John Legend‘s “Beauty and the Beast” is as faithful to Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson‘s 1991 original as can be. So as to be expected, the music video is also a love letter to the animated Disney film. Inside a ballroom, dancers in red dresses circle the “Everyday” singer for an Enchanted Rose formation. John sings from his piano, wearing the same royal blue coat as the Beast. Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, stars of Disney’s live action remake, also appear to recreate Beauty and the Beast‘s iconic ballroom dance scene.
The live-action Beauty and the Beast, in theaters March 17, has been the source of some controversy: Russia is apparently planning to ban the movie because it features Disney’s first explicitly gay character. The BeyHive has also called Emma hypocritical for appearing topless in Vanity Fair, when she felt that Beyonce‘s 2013 self-titled visual album presented “such a male voyeuristic experience of her.” But as the “Beauty and the Beast” video confirms, the film should still be catnip for diehard Disney fans. Watch Ariana Grande and John Legend’s video up top.