Watch Ariana Grande and John Legend’s Beauty and the Beast music video

By Emmy Griffiths

John Legend and Ariana Grande’s much-anticipated music video for their cover of Beauty and the Beast for the upcoming Disney film has been released, and it is simply beautiful. In the footage, which is set in the ballroom of the magical castle from the upcoming remake, Ariana looks dazzling in an incredible burgundy couture gown, while John is every bit the handsome prince in an embroidered jacket. The “All of Me” singer plays the piano while Ariana is joined by dancers clad in red.

The video also gives a sneak peek at how the live-action remake of the 1991 animation will recreate the iconic dance scene. Emma Watson's Belle and Dan Stevens' Beast can be spotted waltzing together in the background of the video, with Emma wearing the famous yellow ball gown. The star has previously opened up about the process behind designing the dress, telling Entertainment Weekly: "I really embraced working on the dress, making sure that it was utterly whimsical, and magical. The scene that I wear that dress in, and I have that dance in, it really tells the story of Beast and Belle falling in love. You know, we don’t have a huge amount of time in the story to tell that story… The dress, and the dancing, and the candlelight, and the music — it was really fun to work on every aspect of that."

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The costume designer Jacqueline Durran also revealed that Emma decided against wearing a corset. She said: “For Emma, it was important that the dress was light and that it had a lot of movement. In Emma’s reinterpretation, Belle is an active princess. She did not want a dress that was corseted or that would impede her in any way."

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