R&B singer H.E.R. has been announced to play Belle in ABC's 30th celebration of Beauty and the Beast.

The latest version of the classic tale is said to be a live-action-animation-hybrid and will be coming to Disney+ in December.

"The world will see a Black and Filipino Belle!" the 25-year-old Grammy winner, real name Gabriella Wilson, shared of her excitement. "I have always wanted to be a Disney princess."

The last time we saw an adaption of the story on the big screen was Emma Watson in the role in 2017.

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