Why remake the perfect movie? For the cast of the live-action "Beauty and the Beast," it's a chance to make Belle into a 21st century heroine.

In a behind-the-scenes video (via Entertainment Weekly), director Bill Condon and star Emma Watson talk about the breathing new life into the animated classic. "I have loved 'Beauty and the Beast' since I was about four years old," Watson gushes. This new version "expands on it and gives it more detail and depth."

The featurette provides new glimpses at the lavish production, epic scenery, and the lovable household objects that befriend the young heroine. And of course, it highlights the growing romance between Belle and her Beast (Dan Stevens).

"It was enormously exciting to see so many people concentrated on creating magic that will endure," said Ian McKellen, who plays the clock Cogsworth.